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Toda]; is Frida]^. around six o'clock, and 
the second band is on the stage. The music 
fills the air with a pulsating beat, but the 
students set the mood: one of laughter, ex- 
citement, and unify. VCU's diuerse student 
bodi/ disp/ays a strong emotional connection 
which makes studying bearable and even en- 

The days before a deadline, the librarij 
seems to be the second home for mani/ stu- 
dents. When one is working hard to find the 
final piece of information to make their re- 
search project complete, the man^; librar\; 
resources become a necessity/. However, 
when they leave behind the tensions and 
frustrations of last minute deadlines, i/ou'll 
find the i/elling and footstomping of a VCU 
Spirit Night. The student section at the col- 
iseum mai> look small in appearance, but it is 
overflowing with the different student back- 
grounds cheering for the VCU team. 

Where did such a diuerse student body 
come from? The eleven colleges combined at 
VCU provide a student with, not onlt^ an 
education, but an awareness of the growing 
opportunities an individual can choose from. 
This diverse student bod\i is a product of our 
changing society where each person wants to 
distinguish himself from others. 

The ten o'clock swarm when classes are 
changing fills the commons lobbi^ with an 
arrat^ of VCU majors. A business student 
talking to an art student — God forbid! How 
can this be? If one could eavesdrop with a 
camcorder on those conversations, the di- 
uersity of VCU would be plain for everyone to 

The excitement of proving oneself differ- 
ent is the sharing of those differences on a 
common ground. In VCU's size and com- 
plexity there will always be those places where 
the students gather to connect with one an- 

By Boyd A. Lowry 
Editor m Chief 

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Gathering more research 


Watching skateboarders at 
Shajer photo by Mark 


Rooting for the RAMS photo 
by Ali/ssa Czameckl 


PAC court\^ard on a sunny 
doii. taking a break photo by 
Mark Becker 



An Integrated Compus 

A s East and West unite to form one 
^^4 Germanii, as perestroika brings 
about the restructuring of the Soviet 
Union, and as Japan demonstrates the im- 
portance of qualiti; products to American 
businessmen, the world becomes more unit- 
ed, yet dense in its ethnic, racial, and cultural 

In 1917 at Founders Hall a small social 
work school was established to promote the 
welfare of the Richmond community; toda^i 
the Virginia Commonwealth University) teach- 
es the importance of an integrated student 
community outside the classroom. With elev- 
en distinct colleges molded to form one uni- 
versity, the VCU education is more than a 
classroom and a textbook, but rather the 
initial study of intercultural relations that an 
individual will learn in order to work with 
others effectively after graduating. 

Social Work, Business, Arts, Humanities, 
Education, Public Affairs, Continuing Studies, 
and four medical colleges allow VCU students 
to be introduced early on to the different 
people and professions that make up this 
community. Distinct schools of thought are 
not as separate as one may think; common 
classroom problems are often solved among 
students of different schools. A business stu- 
dent learns from a social work student 
through the awareness of each one's different 
way of thinking. An artist's visual interpre- 
tation of social problems can teach public 
opinion with a great deal of clarity. Education 
of professional teachers is important to prop- 
er intercultural instruction, yet each person 
has the duty to teach their self-importance to 
friends, family, and relations. 

Henry Hibbs' first southern school of social 
work is the strong foundation in which VCU 
established the progressively integrated ed- 
ucation that a well-rounded student is taught. 
The social integration of 21,000 students of 
different backgrounds and the eleven fields of 
study give the student a chance to understand 
more than what the classroom teaches. Hibbs 
achieved more than the instruction of social 
work in a controlled setting; he did it through 
the uncontrolled, integrated way which is ap- 
propriate for tomorrow's world. 

by Boyd A. Lowry 

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field every day. photos by 
Alyssa Czarnecki 

Socio/ Work students work 
hard to finish their papers. 

Students and teachers interact 
•* on a one-to-one basis. 

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A diligent student marks the 
patterns to be cut. 

/n 1928 Miss Theresa Pollak 
established a one faculfy mem- 
ber art school whose aesthetic 
creativiti/ has grown into the na- 
tionally; accredited college attend- 
ed toda^). The effects of student 
communication are never more 
prevalent than in the elite section 
of the art department. Viewing 
the peculiar sights in and around 
the Pollak building radiates a fla- 
vor unique to VCU. 

A short walk through the halls 
of the Pollak building can conjure 
up some bizarre images on a first 
visit. The mannequins caught the 
attention of mi/ wanderings. 
Fashion designers are to be reck- 
oned with for the^i set the pace of 
change. The glamorous 


and somewhat eccentric attire 
around the campus makes heads 
turn. This exterior expression of 
creativit^i, when displa^ied with 
confidence, is the VCU student's 
strength of individualiti/ in such a 
complex school. 

In the small dance studio on 
the second floor of an old church, 
one finds a place on the floor to 
watch the dancers perform. How 
does this make me feel to see an 
individual about mi; age in front 
of me dancing for the length of 
the music? Personal expression is 
a beauty that interacts with each 
viewer differential. I become that 
person with their confidence and 
fears wondering where it will 
lead. The dancer has an integral 
part in the array of students at 
VCU. He continues to do what is 
natural for him, to share in the 
beauty of motion. 

A greater need is emerging for 
visual and performing communi- 
cation as this world grows more 
complicated. The arts teach in- 
dividual creativity which forms 
the essential link within the mul- 
titude. A well rounded student 
learns the importance of the arts, 
because as a statement of their 
personal expression, people can 
construct the connections which 
help us explain our fears, joys, 
and triumphs to each other. 

by Boyd A. Lowry 

Time to put up the wall<man 
and designs and RELAX! 



/nl937 the RPI campus (VCU) 
was making a drastic change in 

the makeup of the student 
body. The majority of the cam- 
pus was female attending the So- 
cial Work or Art Schools. How- 
ever, with the war in Europe 
coming closer to home mani) 
young men were looking towards 
college to avoid the draft. RPI 
moved to fill this need with the 
introduction of the business 
school, causing the conversion to 
a co-ed campus within a short 
period of time. 

The School of Business holds 
an accreditation from the Amer- 
ican Assembly of Collegiate 
Schools of Business. Teachers 
endeavor to improve the quality 
of their product, the student. To- 
morrow's graduates will improve 
the corporations. With quality ed- 
ucation today students will be 
more aware of the importance 
the business community has on 
the very existence and continu- 
ance of life on Earth. 

by Boyd A. Lowry 

VCU students will 
make a difterence 


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Faculty answers phones in the 
Education School. 

The School of Educotion began 

in 1964 

Faculty work with computers 
to enhance learning abiliti; 

Hard work can be fun too. 


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Community &. 
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The main hospital at MCV. 
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A familiar sight from Broad 
Street when downtown. 

The new directory signs are 
found around both the Aca- 
demic and Medical campuses. 


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Generol Assembly. Richmond Professlonol 

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VCU's Early Beginning 


New Student Orientation 
(NSO) is the second 
step in making the tran- 
sition to VCU. You'll meet 
other new students as well as 
upperclass students, faculty 
and staff, learn your way 
around campus, and find out 
about university resources 
such as the University Stu- 
dent Health Services, Career 
Planning & Placement, and 
Student Activities. 

Diana Parrish, coordina- 
tor of new student pro- 
grams talks to incoming 

Student leaders wear 
"NSO" t-shirts. 


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Students leaders direct the 
large groups so that each 
person can get to make 
new friends. 


The New Student Orientation 
check-in is held on the first 
day between the Commons 
and the Business Building. 
photos by Nancy Daugherty 

With a smile and a sense of 
humor college students take 
the fear out of the new ex- 
perience at the VCU cam- 


First day of moving in 
where student moves a ra- 
dio and belongings to his 
new college home. 

Is it "Rhoads to Adventure" 
or are we embarking on the 
road of an adventure which 
will continue long after 

Mom waits with the many 
belongs owned by her 
daughter who must be 
checking in. 
photos by Nancy Dougherty 


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Nothing like a cool drink 
on a hot August day while 
moving into Rhoads Hall. 



Telephone lines will re- 
place nightmarish 
Mosque lines as VCU 
implements the new tele- 
phone registration system 
during the advance registra- 
tion period. 

The system, known as 
Voice Response Technology, 
"talks" to the caller with a 
computer-generated voice 
and should greatly reduce the 
time students spend in the 
registration process. 

According to Michael 
Flanigan, assistant director 
of registration, the Office of 
Records and Registration 
processed 10,000 students in 
55 hours at the Mosque dur- 
ing last fall's general registra- 
tion and add/drop period. 

Dr. William Bost, execu- 
tive director of University 
Enrollment Services, re- 
vealed that VCU spent 
$93,000 for a "top-of-the-line 
system." VRT will also re- 
quire the school to spend an 
additional $10-12,000 a year 
for maintenance. 

Students will not be re- 
quired to use the VRT system 
and VCU will operate in- 
person registration for those 
who choose not to use phone- 
in registration. Both Bost and 
Flanigan pointed out that 
some students may not take 
advantage of the new system 
because they feel comfortable 
with the present system or 
may have some reserve or 
mistrust about 

using the new technology. As 
the system comes into use, 
more and more students will 
find the system saves time, 
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Great Outdoors! 

The Outdoor Adventure 
Program offers exciting 
opportunities to learn 
life skills, meet new people, 
get away from our urban 
campus and have lots of fun! 
Trips in white water rafting 
and canoeing, backpacking, 
biking, caving, sailboarding, 
cross-country skiing, rock- 
climbing, and horseback rid- 
ing are organized weekly. 
Most trips are geared for be- 
ginners, where no experience 
is necessary! 

The Outdoor Leadership 
Training Program (OLTP) is 

the vehicle used to train lead- 
ers for the Outdoor Adven- 
ture Program. There is an 
Apprentice Training program 
that includes sessions in out- 
doors skills, wilderness med- 
icine and basic leadership 
skills. In addition there are 
frequent skills clinics in cav- 
ing, rockclimbing, canoeing, 
rafting, cross-country skiing 
and other outdoor special- 
ties. An important benefit is 
the opportunity to learn and 
use practical skills — skills 
which can be applied to any 


Gregg Elliott, the outdoor 
adventure coordinator, 
takes an untimely spill. 
photos courtesy of The Out- 
door Adventure Program 

Maneuvering around rap- 
ids takes quick thinking 
and a good anchor person. 

River rafting is only one of 
the many exciting outdoor 
adventure programs the 
student body is offered 
each year. 



The goal of the Student 
Commons is to provide 
programs and space to 
expand education beyond the 
classroom and provide a 
place "where all may meet on 
common gound." 

As a member institution of 
the Association of College 
Unions-International, the 
University Student Com- 
mons is committed to en- 
couraging involvement op- 
portunities as well as 
informal interaction. 

On the campus of Virginia 
Commonwealth University, 
our purpose is to meet the 
daily needs of students, fac- 
ulty, alumni and guests in a 
growing academic communi- 
Now plans are underway to 

improve service in the Uni- 
versity Student Commons 
with Phase II, an addition 
that wiU consolidate student 
services from across campus. 
A few of these services are the 
Rampages, WVCW, and the 
Commonwealth Times. 

The Break Point is a place 
to relax and meet friends 
while playing video games 
or one of the other activ- 
ites ottered, photo by Brian 


One can always find stu- 
dents kicking back in the 
Commons' open lounge. 
photo by Marlene Thur- 


The student participants 
hope that the weather 
holds out but are prepared 
for the worst, photos by 
Nancy Daugherty 

^^ he organization fair is held 

1 annually, allowing all registered 

student clubs and organizations 

to introduce themselves to the 

University community. It provides 

and opportunity for organizations to 

promote upcoming activities, recruit 

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share interests at the var- 
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The college is represented 
by ambitious students. 


There has been an inten- 
sification of energy to- 
wards the modem envi- 
ronmental movement that 
has spread across the world. 
Individuals and groups 
from countries all over the 
world have begun to help by 
doing their part in mending 
and repairing our perishing 
planet Earth. Each country 
has to deal with the constant, 
daily influx of the destruction 
of the environment. Inci- 
dents like the Valdez oil spill, 
Chernobyl's nuclear disaster, 
tropical deforestation in 
South America backed by 
beef industries, global warm- 
ing and ozone depletion are 
all disasters that have hap- 
pened or are still happening 
that affect the ecological bal- 

ance of the planet. These di- 
sasters have increased con- 
cern and sparked the 
organization of local grass- 
root action committees that 
deal with a local issue that, in 
proportion, has an effect sim- 
ilar to the great environmen- 
tal tragedies. 

The forest that is saved in 
Brazil can affect the air qual- 
ity of Australia. Chemical 
fertilizer used on a farm in 
Iowa not only destroys the 
topsoil of that community's 
farming, and depletes the life 
in area lakes and streams, but 
heat-trapping gases are also 
emmitted by nitrates' inter- 
action with soil bacteria. Oil 
leaked from your car into 
your driveway can pollute 
your neighborhood's under- 


ground water table. The 
number and magnitude of 
these small assaults on the 
ecosystem add up to create 
environmental turmoil. 

There are grassroots envi- 
ronmental organizations at 
VCU, such as the VCU Re- 
cycling Cooperative, the 
Rainforest Action Network, 
and the Noah Project, which 
have formed to focus on in- 
dividual pursuits that affect 
the surrounding community. 
The Student Environmental 
Action Coalition (SEAC) is 
the hub to which all the in- 
dividual groups attach. It 
works on national SEAC 
campaigns but also aids in 
developing local ones. 

by Jeff Ray 

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educate a student on the 
plight of the rain forests. 
photo by James A. Smith 

All creatures great and 
small, photo by Scott 

VCU provides a well-kept 
lawn for the students to 
sunbathe on. photo by 
Scott Haugh 


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Sitting in the shade on a 
spring day. photo by Scott 


In an ever-changing world, 
it is almost unforseeable 

that two events separated 
by 20 years could be too ter- 
ribly alike, even if the focus 
remains the same. Such 
seems to be the case with this 
year's 20th anniversary of 
Earth Day and the original in 
1970. Although the activities 
are different, the issues and 
the motivation behind them 
are strikingly similar. The fo- 
cus of each is the preserva- 
tion of our fragile planet, the 
reversal of the damage we 
have already done, and the 
slowing or cessation of dam- 
age that continues. One 
would expect different meth- 
ods for raising awareness 
when such events are sepa- 
rated by two decades, but de- 
spite healthy differences, 
they seem to have much in 

Going back in time, Earth 
Day 1970 at VCU involved a 
Clean Sweep of an area of 
town, a rally held in Monroe 
Park and a "rock festival" in 
Shafer Court. Organizers 
took advantage of the 
school's artistic reservoir in 
the form of art displays in the 
park. All of these activities 
are being duplicated in one 
form or another by organiz- 
ers of Earth Week 1990. Ac- 
cording to an article on the 
front page of the Common- 
wealth Times during Earth 
Week 1970, "bags of dirt, 
speakers, teach-ins, films, 
sUdes, exhibits, debates and 
slogans were all a part of 
Earth Day." Everything but 
the "bags of dirt" will again 
be present this year. 

Bags of dirt? Apparently, 
on Earth Day 20 years ago, a 
large mound of "the good 
Earth" was unloaded in the 
middle of Shafer Court early 
in the morning. Students held 
a 24-hour vigil by the mound, 
handing out plastic bags of 
dirt to passerby. These bags 
were intended to be worn 
around the neck until the fol- 

"You can't be an environ- 
mentalist and a capitalist 
at the same time," Alex- 
ander Cockburn said on 
March 21. He writes for 
the Nation, Wall Street 
Journal and is co-author of 
"The Fate of the Forest." 
The lecture was sponsored 
by four campus organiza- 
tions, photo by Kathy 

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lowing Monday, when they 
would be emptied onto "the" 
flower bed in Monroe Park. 
According to another long- 
ago article, "the whole pur- 
pose of donning the dirt was 
to make us aware of the pol- 
lution problem," and 
"wearing a bag around one's 
neck, you know, did bring an 
awareness of Mother Earth. 
It evoked one's conscious 
memory of primitive man 
when he worshipped and re- 
spected the host on which he 
is a parasite. It felt groovy — 
almost mystical — to squeeze 
the cool Earth in the protec- 
tive bag." Ironically, the 
"protective bags" were plas- 
tic, something environ- 
mentalists today would 
cringe at seeing as a symbol 
of Mother Earth. 

Obviously, there are a few 
differences. There will be no 
dirt this year, and no self- 
respecting reporter would use 
the word "groovy" with any 
degree of seriousness. 

In addition, the main issue 
dealt with in 1970 was pol- 
lution, especially air 


We all must be aware of 
the environment and the 
effects it has on ou^ives. 
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To celebrate the twentieth 
anniversary of the original 
Earth Day, April 16-22 
was designate Earth Week. 
VCU's environmental 
groups organized a week of 
events designed to raise 
public awareness, educate 
and put people into action. 
photo by Scott Haugb 

Re trospecti v e 


The VCU Recycling Cooperative began as Stu- 
dents for Recycling in the spring of 1 989. Anne 
Fletcher, Marcella Wells, and John Barimo 
were the founders of this group, whose paths 
crossed while pursuing the common goal of 
university-wide recycling. 

pollution from automobiles. 
In the present, while pollu- 
tion is still an important fo- 
cus, environmentalists are 
equally concerned with the 
results of generations of pol- 
lution and waste — global 
warming, ozone depletion 
and acid rain. What can be 
done about reversing these in 
addition to their causes, rath- 
er than dealing with the 
causes alone, is a more mod- 
em focus. Other issues that 
were not around, or were not 
as serious, for the original 
Earth Day include deforesta- 
tion and waste management. 
Pollution, however, as a fo- 
cal point, deserves the atten- 
tion it receives. Air pollution, 
water pollution, litter — all 
are causes of the disintegra- 
tion of our ecosystem. While, 
in 1 970 as now, corporations 
are the main target of anti- 
pollution activists, less- 
corporate sources such as au- 
tomobile exhaust and incin- 
eration have not been ig- 
nored and continue to 
receive attention. Incidents 
such as the Valdez oil spill 

are nothing new: they have 
been taking place ever since 
man took to the ocean for 
trading purposes. 

Earth Day 1970 marked 
the beginning of a global 
movement towards environ- 
mental awareness and con- 
cern. Earth Day 1990 is a 
symbol of that same move- 
ment, continued. The issues 
that prompted the first are 
far from dead. They have 
been joined by their extended 
family, and seem to be grow- 
ing larger every day. This, 
however, is not the fault of 
the environmental move- 
ment or its activists. It is due 
to them and the concern they 
have sparked and inspired 
that we are beginning to fully 
reaUze the toll we have taken 
on our planet, and can now 
begin to do something about 

Mother Earth, for hun- 
dreds of years, sheltered us 
from her own elements and 
natural disasters; she gave 
until she can give no more, 
she gave us everything she 
had and the foundations for 
everything we have. It is up 
to us now, during Earth Week 
and thereafter, to repay her 
by protecting her from our- 
selves. We must come togeth- 
er now, as our predecessors 
did 20 years ago, to support 
the environmental move- 
ment that is the last hope of 
our own kind, for if we allow 
the earth to be destroyed, we 
allow the same for ourselves. 
We must also insure that we 
hand this tradition down, so 
that future generations of 
VCU students and earth's 
children have something to 
work with, and can carry on 
where we leave off. We must 
do our best to insure not only 
that they, our friends, nieces, 
nephews, cousins, and chil- 
dren, have a tradition of 
fighting for our planet, but 
that they have a planet to 
fight for. 

by Challiss McDonough 



A Familiar Sight on the 
VCU Campus 

Alpha Phi Alpha (A$A) 
senior member marches his 

fraternity brothers, all 
photos by AJyssa Czamecki 

The future fraternity 
brothers sing in unison 

The loud voice of just one 

student can be heard from 

one end of the campus to 

the other. 


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It's called, "Stepping" and 

is a vivid performance 

which the student body 

watches in awe. 

Many sludenis who take class- 
es at the Performing Arts 
Center and the Music Depart- 
ment relax in the small park 
across from the laundromat. 



The Unusual 

'This guy's been doing his 
laundry for a long time." 


Who's left holding the 
bag? photo by Alyssa 


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Looking Back at High School 

■ attended high school in the 
very trendy West End. My 

class was comprised of 85 
percent "preps," 10 percent 
"weirdos," and 5 percent 
"unknowns" (limbo). I al- 
ways considered myself "in 
limbo," but my classmates 
seemed to think I was a 
weirdo. Needless to say 
(although I'm going to any- 
way) I did not particularly 
care for many of my class- 
mates, with the exception of 
a small few. So I decided to 
go to VCU. 

You see, in the very trendy 
West End, only idiots and art 
students went to VCU, nei- 
ther of which anyone would 
want to admit being, except 
me and my small handful of 
"in limbo" friends. I thought, 
if I go to VCU, I will NEVER 
have to see any of my very 
trendy West End classmates 
once I am out of this hell hole 
called high school. Never will 
I have to feign friendship, act 
like I'm interested in their 
very narrow lives, or remi- 
nisce about "the good ol' 
days." So after graduation, I 
came to VCU and the preps 
scattered themselves among 
JMU, UVA, William & Mary 
and other "acceptable" 
schools. And there was much 
rejoicing (on my part any- 

Then it happened. At first I 
thought I was just having hor- 
rible, nightmarish flashbacks 
(OK, so I was a weirdo), until 
one of them spoke to me, 
called me by name, and I 
knew — I KNEW — they 
were real. Not only were they 
real, but they were EVERY- 
WHERE! In my classes, in 
the Commons, in the dorm 
where I lived. . .everywhere! 

The first few weren't so 

bad. I began to find ways to 
duck and run to avoid rec- 
ognition. But they grew in 
number. I knew I had to face 
them. I had no choice. I al- 
ways left it to them to rec- 
ognize me, positive in my be- 
Uef that they would act just 
like they did in high school 
and ignore me. I hoped this 
would be the case, but too 
often I was wrong. At first I 
was friendly — a casual 
greeting in passing perhaps, 
or a smile and a nod. And 
then I would be trapped. Yes, 
trapped. There's no other 
way to describe having some- 

how much I've changed. Of- 
ten I've wanted to stop them 
and say "How would you 
know?", but instead I say 
"Yes, and so have you." 

Now some of these people 
are regular acquaintances 
(no, not friends). I see them, 
smile at them, and even party 
with some of them. Once I 
spoke to one of them about 
high school and I discovered 
some things. Some of them 
hated high school as much as 
I did. I shut them out as 
much as they did me. I cat- 
egorized, labeled and filed 
them away as they did me. I 

Cool shades. Woman rides 
down Harrison on her bi- 
cycle, photo by Scott 

one stop you, talk to you and 
ask you "How's school?", 
"What's your major?" and all 
the other trivial questions 
they can think of as you stand 
there thinking "Why is this 
person suddenly so interested 
in me and why am I wasting 
my valuable time?" Then the 
conversation ends with the 
inevitable "Gosh, you've 

Over and over again these 
words are uttered in amaze- 
ment by people who never 
took the time to know me but 
now can exclaim 

was being as narrow-minded 
about accepting them now as 
they were about accepting me 
then. Of course, some of 
them are still jerks, but I've 
realized that just as I have 
changed, so have they. And 
perhaps they're feeling as iso- 
lated at VCU with all the id- 
iots and art students, as I felt 
at Godwin with all the preps 
and the snobs. 

by Dee Dee Hirsh 




Chalk Circle 

t begins slowly in the circle 
of dry red clay and dust as 
they stroll in, singly and in 
groups. For long, involving 
minutes the audience is left 
wondering about the interac- 
tions of these 18 peasant 
men, women and one child. 

A fire bums to one side of 
the set, tended by a woman, 
while several men sit nearby 
drinking and laughing with 
one another. A man and 
woman begin to sing, low and 
soft. Accompanied by two 
guitars, they sing not words 
but sounds, distant- 
remembered chants that feel 
very Eastern, very mystical. 
The guitars play steadily, 
providing a flowing backdrop 
to the setting. A small child 
wanders restlessly, the adults 
whisper and play with him. 

The mood is subdued, 
tranquil, mystical. The at- 
mosphere is visually Eastern 
— the dry, clay earth, the 
music, the muted tones of the 
clothing. The peasants could 

Patty Cooper walks the 
rope bridge across stage. 

Dan Ruth narrates the sto- 
ry, photos by Nelson Lopez 

be Turkish, Persian, Mongo- 
lian, from almost any region 
east of the Adriatic Sea. 

Without warning, a second 
group arrives and sits sepa- 
rate from the first on the oth- 
er side of the clay circle. The 
house lights dim. The Cau- 
casian Chalk Circle begins, 
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Harner in the play About 
Last Summer which is one 
of the four plays put on 
each year by VCU stu- 
dents at the Raymond 
Hodges Theatre in the Per- 
forming Art Center and 
Shafer Street Play House. 
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Unexpected Images 

Students perform in their 
own work, photo by Bruce 


"Bats In the Belfry" chore- 
ographed by Reginald Ellis 
Crump, photo by Bruce 

Basketball games, Shafer 
Court, the PAC court- 
yard, the Commons 
Theatre, elementary schools, 
local parks, the James Center 
— these are but a few of the 
places where VCU dancers 
make their appearance. The 

VCU Department of Dance 
and Choreography is becom- 
ing very prominent in both 
the university and the Rich- 
mond community. Aside 
from their many concerts in 
the Dance Center, dance stu- 
dents have quite a few op- 
portunities for exposure. 

A new student organiza- 
tion called Activating Ods 
was formed this past spring, 
its primary goals being to 
give dancers and perfor- 
mance artists a chance to per- 
form their work in an infor- 
mal setting and to create 
greater awareness of the 
Dance Department and of 
the Arts in general. In addi- 
tion to performances, Acti- 
vating Ods has sponsored lec- 
ture/demonstrations at local 
elementary schools. 

A Dance Team was formed 
last year, too. A carefully cho- 
sen group of girls, the cho- 
reography of instructor Pam 
Turner, and the beat of pop 
music is now giving half-time 
a new look at the VCU Rams 

Dancers are also popping 
up in other unexpected 
places. The image of twenty 
figures slowly moving in an 
open courtyard is famiUar to 
those who have observed a 
Tai Chi class in session on a 
warm day. Students often 
gather in nearby parks for an 
improvisation or an experi- 
ment in environmental cho- 
reography. But wherever they 
venture out, their presence is 
always noticed. 

by Elisabeth Crawford 


Maybe people should 
think a little harder about 
what they put into their 



Statements in Art 


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One can only speculate as 
to the artist's true thoughts 
on each piece of work, but 
that is what makes art so 
enticing, photos by Eric 



VCU Creativit 


David Turner an art stu- 
dent, displays a self por- 
trait in the Student Com- 
mons art space, photo by 
Kit Dawson 


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Glass sculpture 

Kent Ipsen, a professor in 
the craft department at 
VCU, works extensively 
with glass and reveals a com- 
passion and understanding 
for it in his art, giving glass a 
totally different meaning and 
perspective to the viewer. His 
larger than life hand sculp- 
tures show not only a motion 
stopped in action but a feel- 
ing caught and caged in glass. 
The motion captured of 
one hand grasping another, 
as though to pull someone 
from an abyss, is very mov- 
ing and emotional. Likewise 
the hands that are in the po- 

sition of supplication are 
strongly symbolic. All his 
sculptures are monumental, 
from the vibrantly colored, 
blown vases to the ballerina 
who is reclined on her elbows 
and serves as a pedestal for a 
round clear glass table top. 

Ipsen, who graduated from 
the University of Wisconsin 
in 1965, has been teaching at 
VCU since 1973. His name 
and work have been included 
in publications such as "The 
complete Book of Creative 
Glass Art" by Polly 
Rothenberg to "Who's Who 
in the World." 

Kent Ipsen, a VCU pro- 
fessor, uses glass for his 


The Anderson Gallery is a 
place for learning in the 
heart of the VCU campus. 


Learning about Art 

ocated in the heart of 
Richmond, Virginia, the 
Anderson Gallery is an 
important educational and 
cultural resource for the com- 
munity and central Virginia. 
The Anderson Gallery is the 
Museum of the Arts of Vir- 
ginia Commonwealth Uni- 
versity and is a part of the 
School of the Arts of VCU. 
With over 2,000 students and 
135 fulltime faculty, the 
School of the Arts is one of 
the largest art schools in the 
country. The museum wel- 
comes visits by students, fac- 
ulty, and the general pubhc. 


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graduate of VCU with a 
M.F.A. displays her 
artwork in the FLESH IT 
OUT! exhibit in the An- 
derson Gallery, photo by 
Boyd A. Lowry 

Art students get the chance 
to see what turns their in- 
structors on at the Faculty 
exhibit in November. 
photo by Kathy Laraia 


School spirit is generated 
by the music coming from 
the band. 

The band is represented by 
many students that study 
at VCU. 

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Musicians play for our team! 



Feng Liu, a Chinese student, graduated in 
the spring with a Ph.D in physics. 



On Wednesday, 
April 18, 1990 
VCU had an 
Festival in the 

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sponsored by the 
Student Union. 

Samer Saymey from Palestine is studying 
dentistry at MCV. 



Chris Maxwell, an American student at 
VCU, attended the International Festival. 



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photos by Kathy Laraia 



Max Ryder works to create 
the unique, yet natural air 
personality that students lis- 
ten to and enjoy, photos by 
Boyd A. Lowry 

Converting to FM would 
enable more students to 
enjoy VCU's radio sta- 
tion, WVCW, but the process 
will not be an easy one. 

It will take money and 
time, said Kurt Keppler, as- 
sistant dean of student af- 
fairs. These questions are just 
a few of the ones that must be 
answered before a plan is de- 

What FM stations are 

The lower section of the 
FM dial, which is where 
WVCW would be located, 
constitutes the education 
band — consultants must be 
hired to find an available sta- 

Where would a tower be 
placed to enable long- 
distance transmission and 
will any interference result? 

George Crutchfield, pro- 
fessor and former director of 
the School of Mass Commu- 

nications, said a study, con- 
ducted nearly 17 years ago, 
found a way to increase pow- 
er of WVCW by placing a 
tower on WTVR's roof, how- 
ever, interference would have 
resulted so the plan was axed. 

Currently WVCW broad- 
casts to the Hibbs cafeteria 
and Johnson, Rhoads and 
Gladding residence centers 
on 640 AM. The music is a 
diverse mix of progressive, 
hispanic, folk, and Christian 
rock and metal — to name a 

Station manager John 
Stimis said he realizes the 
"incredible bureaucracy" in- 
volved with a state-funded 
university, but added, "The 
university hasn't really been 
aware of how difficult it 
is. . .getting the station on the 
air. They're afraid of the 
damage a station could do to 
the university image." 

WVCW gets its money 

from the Student Media 
Commission. Since the SMC 
gets its money from student 
activities fees, Richard Wil- 
son, vice provost for student 
affairs, said student fees 
would have to increase to 
compensate the expense of 
FM expansion. 

Although it sometimes be- 
comes frustrating because of 
lack of material. Max Ryder, 
production director, said you 
can add more input at a small 
station than at a big station. 

Wilson said it's a "catch-22 
dilemma." The station has 
more flexibility with a small 
audience and would have to 
conform to a larger FM au- 
dience. WVCW might agree 
to target that audience, but in 
doing so it would lose the 
flexibility and programming 
for which it is known on cam- 


by Jacquelyn Johnson 

Record albums, new and 
old, are everywhere which 
makes it possible to fill the 
campus with the music we 
want to hear. 



Max Ryder is next year's 
general manager. He is re- 
placing John Stimis who 
has been a major influence 
on the station's progress in 
the last few years. 


The crowds at a Shafer 
Court concert are always 
full of interesting people 
to watch and talk about. 
photo by Scott Haugh 

The unusual must be. . . 

One of the many unique 
VCU students at Shafer 

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Beijing, China 

Gone from Tienanmen 
Square are the pro- 
democracy banners 
and the tents of China's free- 
dom movement, the armed 
guards and the chants of 
drilling soldiers. The God- 
dess of Democracy, a 33- 
foot-high replica of the Statue 
of Liberty which had become 
a symbol of the movement 
for democratic reform, has 
been crushed by tanks and 
taken away. 

The pro-democracy pro- 
tests began on April 1 5 with a 
call by students for talks on 
increasing social freedoms 
and ending official corrup- 
tion. They peaked during the 
week of May 15, when 
Gorbachev visited the coun- 
try, and nearly one million 
people poured into the 

Martial law was declared 
on May 20, and troops at- 
tempted to move into the 
square but were driven back 
by masses of citizens sympa- 
thetic to the protesters. 

On June 3, troops opened 
fire on the protesters, smash- 
ing through barricades with 

A lone protester makes the 
final move of defiance 
against the Chinese army. 
photo courtesy of the Asso- 
ciated Press 

Tienanmen Square 

tanks to reach Tiananmen 
Square. While the govern- 
ment claims that nearly 300 
people, mostly soldiers, were 
killed, diplomats and Chi- 
nese say up to 3,000 died, 
and Chinese Red Cross of- 
ficials estimate 3,600 people 
were killed and 60,000 in- 

The Goddess of Democra- 
cy was a symbol for the 
Chinese people when they 
protested in Tienanmen 
Square, photo courtesy of 
the Associated Press 


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tragic blow to democracy 
in China, photo by Nancy 

The democratic 
movement in 
Bejing affects 
VCU students 
politically and 


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The Goddess of Democracy 

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Organizations on campus 
constructed this memorial 
out of the respect and re- 
grets of the Chinese people 
who gave their lives in pro- 
test of the government. 
photo by Nancy Daugherty 


African dance at the Com 
mons Theater. 

photo by Helen Link 


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Telling a Story With Your Feet" 

Garth Fagan Bucket 
Dance Company performs 
at the Carpenter Center. 
photo courtesy of the VCU 
Department of Dance and 


I you do not do it, it will 
lot be done," said 
jarth Fagan in the clos- 
ing moments of the Cultural 
Heritage Series panel discus- 
sion last October. 

The Cultural Heritage Se- 
ries, which presented perfor- 
mances by nationally recog- 
nized dance groups, 
culminated with a panel dis- 
cussion, featuring Fagan, La 
Vaughn Robinson of the 
Philadelphia Tap Dances, 
Feme Caulker-Bronson of 
Ko Thi Dance Company, and 
Katrina Hazzard-Gordon of 
the Diaspora Dance Theatre, 
and a performance by the 
Garth Fagan Bucket Dance 

The panel discussion, en- 
titled "Cultural Heritage in a 
Changing World" and mod- 
erated by Eva Gholson of 
Temple University, drew sev- 
eral hundred students and 
faculty to the Commons The- 
ater to hear the artists' views 
on dance, art, and society. 

Katrina Gordon spoke of 
how the motions of modem 
and traditional African dance 
are evolved from the work 
and play of the early Afri- 
cans. Her students often ask 
her, "Why do we warm up? 
When Africans dance, they 
don't warm up." She laughs 
and replies, "If you bend up 
and down in the field all day, 
you don't need to stretch 
your hamstrings on the 

All of the artists became 
involved with their culture at 
an early age. At age seven La 
Vaughn Robinson learned 
the art of hoofing on the 
streets of Philadelphia. The 

art he learned was a street art, 
developed from the bottom 
down. It was not, he empha- 
sized, acrobatic tap dancing, 
but "board beating." Grad- 
ually, by watching other per- 
formers in the Philadelphia 
streets, Robinson learned to 
connect the rhythm in his 
head with the movement in 
his feet. As he matured, so 
did his dance. 

"When you get older," 
Robinson said, "you start 
telling a story with your 

Robinson said that many 
of his techniques were 
"stolen" from other hoofers, 
by watching their techniques 
and adapting them to his 

Garth Fagan, with his 
Bucket Dance Company, 
uses much the same method, 
indicating that his troupe, for 
instance, will take a classical 
ballet movement and adapt it 
to African music or rhythms. 
The hierarchy of American 
dance, he said, is such that 
baUet ranks at the top and 
ethnic dance falls much low- 
er. Fagan's group incorpo- 
rates African, Caribbean and 
urban movements with the 
more traditional methods of 
dance to create some of the 
most difficult, and different, 
dance routines possible. 

For these artists, the pres- 
ervation of their cultural 
base, of a general cultural 
base, is important. 

"The music, the dance, it is 
essential to a person's base," 
said Ferae Caulker-Bronson. 
And it is essential to our cul- 
tural heritage. 

by John Sarvay 


Death of a Salesman 

Santas, Snowbears, 
Snowbelles, Fawn 
Shops, animated elves 
and 1 0-percent discounts. 

Firs laden with gypsy 
moth eggs, the lines at 
Ukrop's, the lines at the 
malls, the lines on your bills 
and Tom Brokaw, Live in 

It's the end of a decade, 
some say the end of time 
itself, and they just fired the 
world's merriest man. 
That's right, Santa Claus is 
out of business. 

Miller and Rhoads, one of 
Richmond's oldest and 
most successful stores, an- 
nounced that they were bail- 
ing out, taking the life raft 
and heading for shore. Un- 
fortunately, there was little 
room for Kris Kringle on 

Voracious rumors whis- 
per that the downtown store 
is tentatively being pur- 
chased by VCU for dormi- 
tory space and art studios. 

Unconfirmed plans also in- 
clude Roman baths on the 
third floor of the century-old 
structure. It's very possible 
the University Council and 
Board of Visitors will meet 
weekly at the baths. 

The corporate executives 
will undoubtedly announce 
the time and place of their 
"Everything Must Go (Even 
the Fat Guy)" sale very soon. 
It's expected that most of the 
office furniture will be pur- 
chased for the university's 
new president. 

The death of a salesman, 
author Miller moaned, and 
loudly enough for Senator 
McCarthy to hear. Miller was 
labeled a pinko, making that 
skulking red-shirted devil. 

The remnants of Rich- 
mond's oldest department 
store two blocks south. 

Mr. Claus, guilty by associ- 

History marches in ranks 
while Pee Wee Herman tells 
us there is no Santa Claus 
(and local mall managers dis- 
tribute copies of the myth- 
destroying story to thousands 
of fragile and unsuspecting 
children). Gorbachev gives 
us (albeit unwittingly) East- 
em Europe and Bush asks for 
Central America. Mom gives 
us dinner and we ask for des- 
sert. Yeah, go ahead, kill off 
the old man, we've plenty of 
substitutes. But how much 
did we ever believe anyway? 

Let's talk the end of a Rich- 
mond tradition. Enough ram- 
bhng, it's time to get angry. 
Miller and Rhoads is closing 

trim the curly white locks, 
put him in a naugahyde suit 
and a BMW, and you've got 
another Broad Street pimp. 
Create a man, destroy a leg- 

Here's a holiday wish for 
you. Let's wrap up this se- 
cret Presidential Search 
nonsense here and now. 
Give a larger than life job to 
a larger than hfe legend. Dr. 
Kris Kringle, president of 
Virginia Commonwealth 

I think it has a pleasant 
ring. And think of the im- 
plications. Publicity out of 
the ears, lines of children 
stretching down Franklin 
Street every December, 
alumni begging to give dol- 
lars to fill the war coffers. 
The open-door policy would 
be incredible. Every student 


s Kringle preens him- 
'elf for public appearance. 
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and who gives a flying leap? 
Ever since they stopped sell- 
ing Toughskins business has 
plummeted. It's their own 
fault. But to drag Santa Claus 
down as well? I find that a 
little irresponsible. 

The M&R executives are 
asking for $35,000 bonuses 
(and let's pretend they don't 
get pensions). All I ask is a 
little justice for Kris. Some- 
thing more than a shave and 
haircut. Do those guys know 
what two bits is to a man like 
Kris? Snip away the beard, 

would get to sit in Santa's lap 
to ask for that special over- 

If the boys on the top floor 
of that downtown depart- 
ment store don't want him, 
by golly, this wholesome, 
freedom-loving student does. 
Call the Board of Visitors 
and demand Dr. Kringle's 
immediate appointment. 

Yes, Virginia, there is a 
Santa Claus and he's coming 
to VCU! 

by John Sarvay 




Nick brought 
stmas cheer to many 
each year, photos 
by Kathy Laraia 


"Homelessness is about people not finding 

connections in the society in which they live. 

We as a society are not indifferent, we just need 

to increase our sense of compassion." 

-Larry Pagnoni 

A park bench may be hard 
and uncomfortable, yet it 
provides a little dignity to 
the individual who hasn't 
a roof over his head, photo 
by Johanna GroepI 



"A paycheck away" for most 


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n work to do. There 
are the homeless, 
lost and roaming." These are 
the words President Bush 
used in his first State of the 
Union address to acknowl- 
edge the tragedy of homeless- 
ness in America. 

According to a 1987 report 
by the National Coalition for 
the Homeless, there are 3-5 
million homeless individuals 
in the United States. In Rich- 
mond, with a population of 
219 thousand, the number is 
about 5 thousand. This 
means on any one night, 
there may be as many as 300 
people without shelter. 

Due to changing economic 
priorities, including the na- 
tional debt, the burden of 
homelessness now falls to the 
localities. Since little afford- 
able housing is being built to 
replace the loss, Richmond 
must rely on its own re- 
sources within the communi- 
ty for solutions. 

Freedom House, located 
on 302 W. Canal St., is a pri- 
vate, non-profit social min- 
istry of volunteers that at- 
tempts to further the cause of 
the homeless in Richmond. 

"Homelessness is a direct 
result of our culture's empha- 
sis on everything being priva- 
tized over being socialized," 
said Larry Pagnoni, member 
of the Virginia Coalition for 
the Homeless and former di- 
rector of Freedom House. 
"Homelessness is about peo- 
ple not finding connections 
in the society in which they 
live. We as a society are not 

indifferent, we just need to 
increase our sense of compas- 

The Daily Planet is a pri- 
vate, non-profit center that 
provides substance-abuse 
counseling, mental health 
and other social programs to 
the homeless. Isabel Rose, 
a substance-abuse counselor 
at the Planet, said that they 
"are an alternative to other 
social services in Rich- 

Rose, who holds a master's 
degree in social work, said 
that the role of the Planet is 
constantly changing as the 
economy and community 

"Homelessness in and of 
itself is traumatic," she said, 
"and homelessness is getting 
closer to the middle class. I 
am one paycheck away from 
being homeless, too." 

At the age of 22, Mitch 
Kieper receives a low in- 
come. He has been homeless 
since he was evicted from his 
apartment in June of 1987. 

"There is not enough low- 
income housing," he said. 
"Price is going up and people 
are getting hurt. They feel 
like a failure and are 
ashamed of their circum- 
stances. They have stopped 
caring. The city should ren- 
ovate old buildings to help 
solve homelessness. A lot of 
people in this country worry 
about others in far away 
places before they worry 
about their own in their back- 

by James A. Smith 


VCU student makes his 



Can the issue ever be settled? 

Student activism hasn't 
been seen much since 
the 1960s and '70s, un- 
til a rally sponsored by the 
VCU/MCV Pro-Choice Cau- 
cus November 6. An estimat- 
ed 400 attended. 

Mikelene Ray organized 
the pro-choice caucus and 
rally after attending a Na- 
tional Abortion Rights Ac- 
tion League conference. She 
heard students on campus 
discussing the abortion issue 
and decided to create an out- 
let for their opinions. 

It just isn't enough to vote, 
said Ray, because "being si- 
lent makes the minority who 
is trying to take away my 

rights, seem very loud." 
Those in the minority are the 
ones who offer no feasible so- 
lutions and instead bomb 
abortion clinics, she said. 

Marilyn Wenner, director 
of community services for 
Planned Parenthood, said 
some organizations not only 
cause a nuisance but aim to 
close down clinics. Members 
of Operation Rescue lie in 
front of doors to clinics, she 
said, and wait for patients to 
step over them so they can 
charge them with assault. 

"Who decides, you or them 
(politicians)?" Ray asked the 
crowd. Then another of the 
five speakers started chant- 

ing, "Not the court, not the 
state, women will decide 
their fate." 

The crowd responded, yell- 
ing "pro-choice." And ap- 
proximately 1 5 pro-life activ- 
ists, handing out pamphlets 
and holding signs endorsing 
Marshall Coleman and other 
Republican candidates, 
countered by yelling "death 

Maria Briancon, state co- 
ordinator for Virginians Or- 
ganized to Keep Abortion Le- 
gal, was the last of the rally 
speakers. "The more I 
learned about the (abortion) 
issue, the more it engulfed 
me," she said. 

Her first encounter with 
the issue was by accident 
more than six years ago, said 
Briancon. And "until the is- 
sue is settled, I can't divorce 
myself from it," she added. 

After being elected lieuten- 
ant governor, Don Beyer 
said, "Yes, we're (the Dem- 
ocratic Party) going to keep 
government out of a women's 
right to choose." 

Does this mean the issue is 

Ray, who went to Mobilize 
for Women's Lives rally in 
Washington November 12, 
said she doesn't know if the 
issue will ever be settled. 

by Jacquelyn Johnson 

Mobilize for Women's 
Lives rally in Washing- 
ton, D.C., November 
photo by Kathy Laraia 

Mikelene Ray, founder 
of VCU-MCV Pro- 
Choice Caucus, photo 

by Mandy Lee 



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The local Habitat affiliate 
becomes the mortgage 
holder, lending the cost of 
the house to applicants 
who have met certain cri- 
teria, on a non-profit, no- 
interest basis. 

Two volunteers for Hab- 
itat for Humanity, photo 
by Kathy Laraia 

By the time you read this, 
another family will have 
moved into a Habitat house 
in Richmond hke the one on 
which these volunteers are 
working. For that family it 
will be a dream come true, a 
home for which they will pay 
only the price of materials 
and a percentage of skilled 
labor costs. 

For the members of the 
Richmond Metropolitan af- 
filiate of Habitat for Human- 
ity it will be a shot in the arm, 
a time for celebration and re- 
newal of purpose, and a re- 
minder of their mission. 

"I lose sight of it all the 
time," said Tyler Hudson, 
construction supervisor for 

Raising the roof 

With a Skil saw scream- 
ing in the next room, 
Aubrey Mitchell, 64, 
is making careful adjust- 
ments to the frame of a closet 
door, measuring and modi- 
fying until he is satisfied that 
the door is just right. Seven 
volunteers are finishing the 
modest frame house in the 
800 block of Meadow Street 
on a damp Tuesday morning. 
John Fitts, a retired budget 
accountant, makes calcula- 
tions in pencil on a piece of 
lumber as he fits a window 
sill. He works meticulously, 
answering a reporter's ques- 
tions courteously, but he is 
quick to duck his head back 
to the work at hand. 

Habitat's local affiliate. Hud- 
son, 27, is the only paid staff 
member in Richmond's Hab- 
itat office. He is a graduate of 
the College of William and 
Mary and a multi-skilled Hal- 
ifax County native who has 
been both a reporter and a 
construction worker. His 
long limbs seem to spill out of 
the office chair as he talks 
about Habitat and answers 
phone calls. 

"Day to day, though I am 
reminded," he continued. 
"It's the mission that keeps 
you going. I am reminded 
when prospective applicants 
call. People who need hous- 
ing. When you hear their sto- 
ries, that keeps you going." 

Habitat for Humanity In- 
ternational was founded in 
1976 by an Alabama busi- 
nessman named Millard Ful- 
ler. Fuller founded a program 
to encourage and enable 
home ownership to those 
who, in the words of farmer- 
theologian Clarence Johnson, 
"don't need charity; they 
need a way to help them- 

The mechanics are fairly 
simple. Habitat is not a give- 
away program. Local Habitat 
affihates, like the Richmond 
Metropolitan, acquire prop- 
erty, organize construction 
and then hold the mortgages, 
offering a non-profit, no- 
interest loan to applicants 

who have met certain crite- 

Tim Holtz, who heads up 
the University of Richmond 
chapter of Habitat, summed 
up the reason for his involve- 
ment with the volunteer pro- 
gram that takes up so much 
of his time and energy: "It's 
like we got into insulating un- 
derneath, dry wall, vinyl sid- 
ing, helped with the roof and 
all that. I didn't know what I 
was getting into, really, but 
it's helped me develop my- 
self. I'm more satisfied with 
who I am. When you talk to 
families, see what Habitat 
can do, it's a good thing." 

by Tracy Ebbert 



The Lacrosse team after a 
game, photos by Mark 

The game of Lacrosse is 
played with speed and 





Players fight over the ball 
to maintain possession of 
their offensive edge. 
photos by Mark Becker 

The Lacrosse stick allows 
the player an extension of 
his arm to retrieve the ball 
while out-maneuvering his 

Lacrosse is a club sport run 
by few ambitious students 




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close behind the many bi- 

Spectators watch in 
both directions as the 
race progresses. 

Bringing up the rear is a 
motorcycle escort for the 
hard ride, photos by Mark 




A new look for Stonewall 

The "convertible" look 
now prevails at the 
Stonewall Jackson 
building, its second floor gut- 
ted and blackened. 

A few people milled 
through the building, grum- 
bUng to themselves. The sec- 
ond floor has been restricted 
to most for the structural 
damage done to it. 

Most are just happy that no 
lives were lost. 

The Stonewall Jackson 
Building on West Main 
Street caught fire around 10 
a.m. on April 24. The fire was 
caused by a propane torch, 
which painters on the roof 
had been using. 

"The painters were strip- 
ping the wall of the old paint 

and somehow the wall caught 
fire," said H.W. Goodall of 
Continental Cablevision. 

The workers tried to put 
out the fire with extinguish- 
ers but it got out of control. 

The building is a two-story 
renovated school house 
whose origins date back to 
the 1 9th century. It was home 
to the Stonewall Cafe, Con- 
tinental Cablevision's region- 
al accounting offices, and 
several private businesses. 

Goodall, a representative 
for Continental, said all em- 
ployees were at the office 
when the fire started. After 
reporting the fire at 10:18 
a.m. the workers evacuated 
the building. 

A secretary for Continental 
told the fire marshall that she 
had been typing on her com- 
puter when she smelled 
smoke and saw a smoky haze. 

"Damage done to the 
building is extensive on the 
second floor and only super- 
ficial on the first," said R.C. 
Acors of the fire marshall's 
office. The roof collapsed un- 
der the weight of the water 
and the strain of the fire. 

The first and basement 
levels sustained extensive wa- 
ter damage and slight struc- 
tural damage. 

Injuries were contained to 
the firefighters battling the 
blaze. One suffered from a 
heart condition; he was taken 
to the MCV hospitals and re- 
leased later that day. 

The fire was extinguished 
in about three hours, but it 
was several hours before any- 
one could re-enter the build- 
ing to evaluate the damage 
which Deputy Fire Chief 
Harold Beavers estimated a 
$1.2 million. 

While the cafe suffered 
minimal damage, it may re- 
main closed for some time 
because of upper-floor com- 

The renovations will take 
several months because of 
codes established by the His- 
torical Society of Richmond, 
said Rick Giovanni, owner of 
the Stonewall Cafe, who in- 
dicated that a re-opening 
could take as long as three 

by Christopher Munton 


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the lost memories and ,jf 
good times at the frequent- 
ly visited VCU bar. 

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and their parents were drawn to the 

annual Richmond Children's Festival at 

Maymont Park. 

photographer Helen Link 



The City of Richmond, capital 
of Virginia since 1 779, has a 
population of about 200,000. 
The metropolitan area, which in- 
cludes three suburban counties, 
has a population of just under 

Geographically, Richmond is lo- 
cated on both sides of the James 
River at the seven-mile-long fall 
line between low lying Tidewater 
Virginia and the higher elevations 
of the Piedmont. The James' swift 
current here was instrumental in 
Richmond's early development as 
an industrial and transportation 
center. Today, the fast-moving wa- 
ter provides scenic beauty — and a 
world-class kayaking course. 

Many historical and recreational 
attractions draw more than a mil- 
lion tourists a year to Richmond. 
Special Richmond places easily ac- 
cessible from VCU's Academic 
Campus include Dogwood Dell, 
Byrd Park, Maymont Park, Mon- 
ument Avenue, the James River, 
the War Memorial, and Holly- 
wood Cemetary. 

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President Bush Visits Poland 

More than 50,000 people 
gave President Bush a hero's 
welcome at the worker's 
monument where Solidarity 
was bom in a wave of labor 
upheaval. Bush told the 
cheering crowd that their 
struggle had produced "a 
time when dreams can live 
again" in the democratic 
transformation of Poland. 

Earlier in the day Walesa 
hosted a homestyle private 
lunch for the president and 
raised the possibility of even 
more aid to Poland by West- 
ern nations than the $ 1 1 5 
million previously an- 
nounced by Bush. 

Solidarity argues that the 
help is needed to ensure that 
public unrest does not upset 
the delicate progress toward 
democracy. But it agrees any 
aid should have tight controls 
on it, so it is not wasted as it 
was in the past. 


Before taking leave of the 
workers. Bush and Walesa to- 
gether faced the monument 
and raised their arms and 
gave the "V" for victory, a 
sign used by Solidarity. 

Voyager 2/Neptune 

Voyager capped its historic 
4.43-billion-mile, 12-year 
tour of four planets when it 
skimmed 3,048 miles over 
Neptune's north pole in Au- 
gust, then dove past Triton, 
the planet's largest moon. It 
made its closest approach 
about 23,900 miles above the 
moon's surface at 2:10 a.m. 
on 8/25/89. 

Voyager was nearly 4.5 bil- 
lion miles along a curving 
path that took it from Earth 

in 1977, past Jupiter in 1979, 
Saturn in 1981 and Uranus in 
1986, and now past Neptune 
in search of the edge of the 
solar system. Voyager 1 ex- 
plored Jupiter in 1979 and 
Saturn in 1980. 

"If you want to understand 
Earth, go look at other 
worlds," said astronomer 
Carl Sagan, a member of the 
team that analyzed about 
8 1 ,000 photographs taken by 
Voyager 2 and its twin, Voy- 
ager 1. 



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Hurricane Hugo 

Leaving a trail of death and 
destruction across the Carib- 
bean, Hurricane Hugo 
smashed into the coastal city 
of Charleston, South Caroli- 
na on September 22, 1989. 

Hugo's 135-mile-an-hour 
winds snapped power lines, 
toppled trees and flooded the 

low-lying areas of South Car- 
olina, causing more than half 
a million people to flee and 
leaving thousands homeless. 
Congress readily approved 
$1.1 billion in emergency aid 
for the victims of Hurricane 
Hugo — Capitol Hill's largest 
disaster relief package ever. 

U.S.S. Iowa Explosion 

A fiery explosion in a giant 
gun turret rocked the refitted 
battleship, U.S.S. Iowa, kill- 
ing 47 sailors and injuring 
many others. 

The explosion occured on 
April 19, 1989, in one of the 
battleship's three 1 6-inch gun 
turrets as the ship was taking 
part in a gunnery exercise 
about 330 miles northeast of 
Puerto Rico. 

After a lengthy study, the 
Navy said that gunner's mate 
Clayton Hatwig "most like- 
ly" caused the explosion in 
the battleship's No. 2 gun tur- 
ret by inserting a detonator 
between two powder bags. 

But the investigation also 
alleged numerous lax proce- 
dures aboard the ship, in- 
cluding unauthorized exper- 
imentation with extra- 
strength gunpowder and pro- 
jectile loads. 

FEATURES / 1 1 5 

More than 61,000 boat people fled 
Vietnam in the first eight months of this 
year, a figure higher than any full year 
since 1981, and Hong Kong is bearing 
the brunt of the influx. 

Most of the newcomers in the British 
colony face forced repatriation as 
"economic migrants" because only 
those boat people who arrived before 

June 16, 1988, were automatically con- 
sidered to be fleeing political persecu- 

Although Communist Vietnam is en- 
couraging the voluntary return of mi- 
grants who are refused refugee status, 
only 260 have gone back despite formal 
assurances that they need not fear any 

Alaska Oil Spill 

The Exxon Valdez, a 987- 
foot tanker owned by Exxon 
Shipping Co., struck Bligh 
Reef about 25 miles from 
Valdez, Alaska, ripping holes 
in its hull, gushing millions of 
gallons of thick crude oil into 
pristine Prince William 
Sound. The result was the 
largest oil spill in U.S. his- 

Thousands of workers have 
helped scrub the oil-fouled 
shorelines, but as one envi- 
ronmental disaster consul- 

Vietnamese Boat People 

photos courtesy of the As- 
sociated Press 

tant said, "A spiU of this size 
in such a complex environ- 
ment promises to be a clean- 
up nightmare." 

Exxon has pulled out its 
cleanup crews for the winter, 
and the state announced its 
own plan to protect fish 
hatcheries and those still un- 
tainted areas. 

Exxon has said it will re- 
evaluate the shorelines next 
spring and decide then 
whether to resume the clean- 
up on a large scale. 


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The Supreme Court has 
limited the power of states to 
outlaw the desecration or de- 
struction of the American 

Justice William J. Bren- 
nan, writing for the court, 
said, "If there is a bedrock 
principle underlying the 1st 
Amendment, it is that the 
government may not prohibit 
the expression of an idea sim- 
ply because society finds the 

idea itself offensive or dis- 

"We do not consecrate the 
flag by punishing its desecra- 
tion, for in doing so we dilute 
the freedom that this cher- 
ished emblem represents." 

Joining Brennan were Jus- 
tice Thurgood Marshall, Har- 
ry A. Blackmun, Antonin 
Scalia and Anthony M. Ken- 

Still A Burning Issue 

Last summer the United 
States Supreme Court decid- 
ed that personal freedoms 
were more important than 
public sensibilities. In July, 
the Court formally stated 
that the First Amendment to 
the Constitution requires 
states to allow the people to 
bum the American flag if the 
burning is serving an 
"expressive" purpose. Re- 
cently, flag-burning has be- 
come a hot issue again, 
thanks to U.S. Distict Judge 
Barbara Rothstein of Seattle. 
On February 21, Rothstein 
ruled that the law prohibited 
flag-burning was unconstitu- 
tional and dismissed charges 
against four demonstrators 
who burned the flag. 

Although the First Amend- 
ment does not specifically 
state that you can torch the 
old stars and stripes, it does 
specifically allow for freedom 
of expression. It seems to me 
that flag-burning is a relative- 
ly harmless form of expres- 
sion, and it is a sure-fire way 

to get the attention of gov- 
ernment officials. Besides, 
the flag is a symbol of the 
freedoms that we, as Amer- 
ican citizens, have had for 
centuries. Doesn't that in- 
clude freedom to do as we 
please with our own proper- 
ty, even if it is the American 
flag? After all, the flag is just 
a symbol: a symbol you can 
save in your heart as well as 
in your mind. 

Unfortunately, President 
Bush doesn't agree with the 
Supreme Court and me. As a 
matter of fact, he has asked 
Congress to propose a con- 
stitutional amendment to 
outlaw flag-burning. He feels 
that burning the flag carries 
free speech a bit too far. To 
quote Bush directly: "Flag- 
burning is wrong, and pro- 
tection of the flag will in no 
way limit the opportunity nor 
the breadth of protest avail- 
able in the exercise of free 
speech rights." He has said 
that he is proposing this 
change in the Constitution 

because, as a combat veteran, 
he is offended by desecration 
of the flag. 

Perhaps if Bush were 
black, he would be equally 
offended by racist speech and 
propose an exception to the 
First Amendment for that. 
Maybe if he were a woman he 
would be bothered by speech 
that degrades women, and 
propose an exception to that. 

The flag represents the 
United States and our con- 
stitutional liberties. If the lib- 
erty of free speech, of which 
the flag is a symbol, can be 
sacrificed so easily, why can't 
the American flag? Those 
freedoms that we earned over 
hundreds of years will all be 
in jeopardy if his amendment 
to the constitution passes. 

I think that President Bush 
should realize that if some- 
one doesn't like the flag and 
wants to bum it, that is that 
person's prerogative. Why 
does he have to try to force 
everyone else to believe that 
it isn't right? George Bush 

should just accept the fact 
that as long as they aren't 
hurting anyone, people in 
this country have freedom of 
expression. Neither he nor 
Congress should be able to 
prevent any form of harmless 
expression. If we allow them 
to, our right to free speech, 
free press and every other 
freedom given to us in the 
Constitution will become de- 
pendent on what the presi- 
dent is willing to permit. 

Twenty years ago, after 
James Meredith was shot on 
a civil rights march in the 
South, a black man named 
Sidney Street burned an 
American flag in protest. If 
Meredith could be shot while 
marching for racial equality, 
he said, we didn't need the 
flag. His contention that 
America's ideals had gone up 
in smoke is in danger of being 
true once again. And, as 
Street said then, if the ideals 
have gone up in smoke, the 
flag should follow. 

by Denise Caldwell 



Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 

It seemed that the 7-foot-2 
center would be on the court 
forever. But at 42, the oldest 
player in NBA history re- 

We watched him change 
his name from Lou Alcindor 
and his religion to Muslim. 
His Afro-style hair gave way 
to a clean-shaven head. He 
began wearing goggles as he 

Through most of the 
changes, his gracefulness en- 
dured. The skyhook was un- 


On June 13, 1989, Kareem 
gave us his last performance. 
At the end of the night fans 
cheered him, his teammates 
hugged him and his opponent 
Isiah Thomas, shook the 
hand that launched thou- 
sands of skyhooks. 

When asked about retire- 
ment he said, "It really hasn't 
set in, as far as deeper mean- 
ings. I'm just thankful I've 
been able to last this long and 
walk out the door." 

San Francisco Earthquake 

A catastrophic earthquake 
rocked Northern California 
on October 1 7, killing at least 
62 people and injuring hun- 
dreds, caving in bridges and 
freeways, igniting fires and 
causing widespread damage 
to buildings. 

The quake which struck 
during the evening rush hour, 
just as Game 3 of the World 
Series was about to begin, 
registered 6.9 on the Richter 
scale and was on the noto- 
rious San Andreas Fault. It 
was the second deadliest in 
the nation's history, exceeded 
only by the 1906 San Fran- 
cisco earthquake that de- 
stroyed much of the city and 
killed more than 700 people. 


Economic Summit 

Leaders of the seven most 
powerful Western nations 
gathered in front of the Lou- 
vre Pyramid for the opening 
session of the Ecxjnomic sum- 
mit in Paris. They are (1/r) EC 
President Jacques Delors, 
Italy's Ciciaco de Mita, West 
Germany's Helmut Kohl, 
President Bush, host French 
President Francois Mitter- 
rand, Britain's Margaret 
Thatcher, Canada's Brian 
Mulroney and Japan's 
Sousuke Uno. 

A pledge was made to ad- 
dress the environmental 
problems that threaten the 
planet, and they endorsed a 
significant strategic switch in 
the way rich countries cope 
with the Third World's stag- 
gering $1.3 trillion debt. 

For the first time, the sev- 
en leaders agreed that the 
best way to ease the debt bur- 
den of poorer nations is to 
persuade banks to provide 
some relief instead of simply 
issuing new loans. 


Cincinnati Reds Manager 
Pete Rose, one of the greatest 
players in the history of base- 
ball, had been banned for life 
from the game for betting on 
his own team. 

Rose, who has continued 
to deny he bet on baseball, 
can apply for reinstatement 
after one year. Even if he's 
turned down, the game's 

most prolific hitter will still 
be eligible for election to the 
HaUofFamein 1992. 

"I've been in baseball three 
decades and to think I'm go- 
ing to be out of baseball for a 
very short period of time 
hurts," Rose said at a press 
conference in Cincinnati, 
where he was bom and where 
he broke Ty Cobb's all-time 
hit record of 4, 191 in 1985. 




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With o small chunk of 

Oregon Hill and Monroe 

Park VCU would almost 

triple in size. 


VCU's Need 
to Expand 

T~he School of the Arts is scat- 

I tered in 27 locations across 

the academic campus, said 

Dr. Murraii N. DePillars, dean of 

the school. 

"In order for me to visit all of 
my departments, I have to set 
aside half a day, " said DePillars. 

With 21,000 students and al- 
most 10,000 faculty; and support 
staff, Virginia Commonwealth 

Universit^i is beginning to feel its teaching assistants and adjunct 


Facilities, mani; of which were 
originally designed as 
townhouses, are either too 
crowded or in need of renova- 
tion; support services, like the 
health center and Universitii 
Counseling, are in constant de- 
mand; and there is an increasing 
reliance by manx; departments on 


"VCU," said Dr. Charles P. 
Ruch, university/ provost for ac- 
ademic affairs, "is at a position 
where it can only grow in very 
specific areas and is going to have 
to manage its growth or contrac- 
tion much more carefully than it 
has done in the past. 

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Experiencing Growth 

I ike all uniuersities that expe- 
I rienced growth in past dec- 
ades, VCU is discovering that 
its facilities are outdated and in- 
adequate. Steps have been taken 
to improve the situation, with the 
addition of the New Academic 
Building and a renovated Fine 
Arts building. Groundbreaking 
for the Student Commons addi- 
tion should take place next se- 
mester and a host of other ad- 
ditions have been proposed in the 
Master Site Plan. Mani/ of these 
additions won't occur for at least 
four years, as the uniuersity has 
to approach the General Assem- 
bti/ for building funds in 1 992. 

How adequate are the libraries 
on the east and west campuses. 

and what are the research needs 
in Oliver Hall and at MCV, where 
chemists and phi/sicists find them- 
selves conducting experiments in 
cramped quarters? Should hous- 
ing be a prioritii at a universiti/ 
where hundreds of students are 
shuttled campus to campus and 
into the neighboring communiti) 
on a dailii basis? Are the athletic 
facilities and recreation centers of 
adequate size for a growing stu- 
dent population? Is the answer in 
continued renovation or simpli; 
the addition of new structures de- 
signed to meet the current and 
expected future needs of the in- 
stitution? These are but a few of 
the questions the university; will 
be addressing in coming years. 


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The average VCU 

student is brig titer 

and more ambitious 

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Music Dept. 

Beyond traditional boundaries 

"The VCU Department of Mu- 
I sic is a focal point for musical 
activity; at the Universitii, in 
Richmond, and in the surround- 
ing area. While its primary mis- 
sion is to train professional mu- 
sicians, the Department also 
provides instruction to approxi- 
mately 800 non-majors yearly, 
and through its Community 
School of the Performing Arts, to 
over 2,000 students each year in 
the greater Richmond communi- 


As a major host of public per- 
formance in the mid-Atlantic re- 
gion, VCU's Department of Mu- 
sic presents over 250 concerts 
annually. The Mary Anna Ren- 
nolds Terrace Concerts at VCU 
Series, presented in partnership 
with the John F. Kennedy Center 
for the Performing Arts, features 
top-rank international talent. Fac- 
ulty and student recitals, as well 
as small, large and conducted en- 
sembles, are presented through- 
out the Fall and Spring semes- 
ters. Many are offered free of 
charge. Students are also encour- 
aged to pursue their careers as 
they study. Many take advantage 
of paid "gigs" in and around the 

Dr. Bruce Hamrnel, is ar) in- 
structor of bassoor]. He per- 
forms in the community) in a 
bassoon-Pute duo and bas- 
soon trio as well as solo. 


Approximately 260 under- 
graduate and graduate music ma- 
jors at VCU study under the di- 
rection of 68 full- and part-time 
faculty members. The Depart- 
ment awards the Bachelor of Mu- 
sic degree in Music Education, 
Performance, Jazz Studies- 
Performance, and Composition. 
The Master of Music degree is 
offered in Music Education, 
Composition, Piano Pedagogy, 
and Performance, with a special 

performance track in Conducting 
also available. 

Through its comprehensive 
program of instruction and out- 
reach, VCU's Department of Mu- 
sic endeavors to serve a constit- 
uency that extends well beyond 
the traditional boundaries of the 

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London Bilyeu is an Associate 
Professor in the Department 
of Music. He is an active in- 
structor for the piano students 
overall learning at VCU. 

The VCU Performing Arts 


Adjunct professor Peter Bai- 
\e\/ speaks (p a group of stu- 
dents about the "Mandate for 
Black Leadership. " photo by 
James Smith 



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Hall of Fame 

George T. Crutchfield, who 
last Jul}^ stepped down as 
chairman of VCU's 
School of Mass Communications, 
has been chosen for induction 
into the Virginia Communications 
Hall of Fame. 

Crutchfield was among five 
mass communications profession- 
als chosen for the honor from a 
field of 75 nominees. 

Created in 1986, the Hall of 

photo by Helen Link 

Fame has inducted 26 members. 
Among them are author Tom 
Wolfe, columnist Charles Mc- 
Dowell, journalist Roger Mudd 
and editorial cartoonist Jeff 

Those honored have made ex- 
ceptional achievements in jour- 
nalism, advertising, public rela- 
tions or education. Theii are 
either native Virginians or have 
become identified with the state. 
by Jeff Smith 


Dr. Robert Trumble, dean of 
the School of Business, out for 
a walk on Franklin St. 

Dean Trumble 

Dr. Robert Trumble, dean 
of the School of Business, 
indicates that there are 
other areas that need to be 
looked at. The School of Busi- 
ness has some of the largest class 
sizes on campus, averaging twice 
the size of some of the other 

"Class size is so important. . .if 
you want to develop certain tools 
(such as) writing and communi- 
cation ," Trumble sa\^s . 
"Students, in fact, do lose in the 
development of these tools if they 
find themselves almost always in 
big classes." 


Dr. Jack D. Spiro is the rab- 
bi of the Cor\gregation Beth 
Ahaba on Franklin Street 
and the director of Judaic 
Studies at VCU. "Of all the 
things I enjoy doing," Spiro 
said, "there's nothing I en- 
joy more than teaching. 

photo by Kathy Laraia 


p'loto fay Bo[^(i A. Lowry 




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Field Hockey 

standing: Head Coach Fat Stauffer, Amy O'Dell, manager, Adrienne Williams, Heather Eckenrode, Mary Beth Hersch, Mami Voorhees, Kristin Horton, 
Kelly Brown, Phyllis Braxton, Susan Johnson, Krista Varady, Assistant Coach Bridget Lyons. 

kneeling: Wanda Ortega, Denean Fowelson, Sharon Heilig, Megan Rauner, Paige Hawkins, Janis Freas, Ronnie McCauley, Jennifer Taylor, photo 
courtesy of SID 

Ronnie McCauley is on the 
defensive against her op- 

photo by Michelle An- 

Making a pass down field 
to one of her teammates. 


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Krista Varady, a senior, had 
a .96 goals-against average 
and three shutouts this year. 
photo courtesy of Sports 
Information Department 

A good year for the 

Tying the school record 
for wins, the VCU field 
hockey team posted a 
12-7-3 record, advancing to 
the semifinals of the 
SAFHLC Tournament. The 
team also earned its first 
ever national ranking dur- 
ing the season. 

A record 52 goals com- 
bined with goalkeeping 
wtuch held opponents un- 
der a goal per game con- 
tributed to the top record in 

Coach Fat Stauffer's nine- 
year tenure. Senior forward 
Denean Fowelson led with 
12 goals, but returning play- 
ers accounted for 55 of the 
goals, raising hopes for an 
encore performance in 

Senior keeper Krista 
Varady had a 0.96 goals- 
against average and three 
shutouts. She joined Fowel- 
son and Janice Freas on the 
All-conference team. 

The fast pace of the sport 
demands quick thinking. 
photo by Michelle An- 

F I N A 

L RECORD: 12-7-3 

5-2 W 


5-1 W 

at Georgetown 

7-1 W 


1-0 W 


1-3 L 

SW Missouri State 

■ 1-1 T 

at St. Louis (OT) 


0-1 L 

Kent State (OT) 

0-1 L 

at Richmond 

0-1 L 


0-1 L 

at William 6e Mary 

1-0 W 

at Virginia Tech Tournament 

5-1 W 

Appalachian State 

3-0 W 

at Virginia Tech 

5-0 W 


3-0 W 


7-0 W 


0-2 L 


0-3 L 

OLD DOMinion 

3-2 W 

at Loyola 

at SAFHL Tournament (Baltimore, MD) | 

2-0 W 


2-2 T 

James Madison 

1-1 T 

William & Mary 


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Cross Country 

A Rebuilding Year 

The VCU men's and 
women's cross country 
teams, under coach 
Craig (Mug) Medley, looked 
at the fall of '89 as a re- 
building year. 

For the men, what looked 
to be a fair season in the 
making only turned Into a 
season plagued with inju- 
ries. Roberto Chavarria and 
Duncan Shells were both 
out for the season taking 
away two of the top five run- 

Larry Cluff led in all races 
he ran for the Rams includ- 
ing his ninth place finish In 
the Sun Belt Meet with a 
season best of 25:04.5 for 
five miles. Following Cluff 
were John Moses and Sean 
Killeen taking turns as the 
number two runner as Fer- 
ron Powell usually ran 
fourth. Bests for them were 
27:25, 27:07, and 27:20 re- 

Rounding out the men 
were walk-ons, twins Ricky 
and Morris Taylor, Matthew 
Tessier, and Kenyan runner 
Frank Maloba. The Taylors 
and Tessier ran injured 
throughout the season as 

Maloba ran for his first time 
as a distance runner. Bests 
for this foursome were 
28:50, 28:54, 29:50, and 
35:53 respectively. 

The women led by Lacey 
Clews from Australia also 
tried to rebuild and per- 
formed as expected with 
only one runner out, Audra 
Taylor. Clews, injured while 
running most the season, 
ran a season best 18:56 for 
five kilometers. Following 
Clews were Karen Blem and 
Christianne Cole who also 
ran while injured, Lauren 
Brennan, Kelly Bumgamer, 
Jody Crognale, and Shelly 
McAfee. Clews led in all 
races she ran as she has 
throughout her career as a 
VCU runner and returns as 
a junior in the fall of 1990. 
Also returning are Cole, 
Brennan, Crognale, Taylor, 
and Bumgamer who is 

Personal bests were 
19:20 Blem, 20:10 Cole, 
20:25 Brennan, 21:07 Bum- 
garner, 21:20 Crognale, 
and 22:09 for McAfee, 
by Matthew Tessier 

Runners take a break to 
stretch and contemplate 
the upcomming races. 

Karen Blem has been an 
important asset to the 
team this year. 

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5 OF 12 

at Seahawk Invitational 

6 of 9 

at Qeorge Mason Invitational 

31-26 L 

at Richmond 

21-38 W 

Old Dominion 

7 of 10 

at State Meet 

23-32 L 


21-34 W 


6 of 8 

at Sun Belt Meet 

nov. 11 

at nCAA Regionals 



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The women's cross coun- 
try team. 

Larry -;^Iuff puts the 
men s i:?iapa out in front. 

M E 

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3 Of 14 

at Seahawk Invitational 

36-22 L 

at Richmond 

41-20 L 

Old Dominion 

21 of 25 

at Lehigh invitational 

10 of 10 

at State Meet 

18-39 W 


6 of 8 

at Sun Belt Meet 

Nov. 11 

at NCAA Reglonals 

The men's cross country 


pbotos by nichelle 




Team picture. 


RECORD: 4-12-1 

0-10 L 


0-1 L 

at Canisius 

0-2 L 

at West Virginia 

3-2 W 

at Marsliall 


3-1 W 


1-0 W 


2-3 L 

at Dist. of Columbia 

0-3 L 

at Liberty 

0-2 L 

OLD DOMiriion 

2-3 L 

at Virginia Tech 

2-5 L 

at Howard 

0-0 T 

unc Charlotte (2 OT) 

1-0 W 


0-3 L 

at James Madison 

0-5 L 

at Florida Tech 

1-2 L 

St. Leo's 

0-3 L 



Competition makes the 
game interesting, photo 
by Scott Haugh 

Coach Lundy's last season 

Coach Roosevelt 
Lundy, known as 
Lundy to many, saw 
his last season as head 
coach hit with a plague of 
injuries and inexperience. 
In the beginning of the sea- 
son the Rams had 21 mem- 
bers dressed to play and in 
the end only 15 were left. 5 
out of the 6 players lost 
were starters. Due to the in- 
juries 4 freshmen were in 
the starting lineup. The 

Eric was co-captain along 
with midfielder Jason Gor- 
don. VCU had 5 players 
named on the All-Sun-Belt- 
Conference Team Eastern 
Region: Eric Dade, Jason 
Gordon, Anil Roberts 
(midfielder), Chris Thomas 
(goal keeper), and Matt 
Thomas (forward). 

In his seven years of 
coaching at VCU Rosi Lundy 
compiled a record of 53-62- 
12. A reflection of Rosi's 

Roosevelt Lundy said, "The team 
tried hard in every game this year. 

I am sorry to leave coaching at 

VCU but the time is right for new 

leadership in the soccer program/' 

Rams ended a dismal sea- 
son at 4-12-1. 

The Rams fielded only 
one senior, Mike Sumner. 
Mike, majoring in Adminis- 
tration of Justice, was sec- 
ond team Va. SID All-State 
as a junior. He is among 
VCU's top ten all-time 
scorers as a forward lines- 

VCU standout Eric "E" 
Dade was named to the All 
Sun Belt East Region Team. 

A face off against OLD 
DOMiniOn. photo by 
Scott Haugh 

own experience is the rea- 
son for the strong play by 
VCU goal keepers. As a col- 
lege player he was keeper 
at West Virginia and Davis & 
Elkins. He is a member of 
the national Soccer Coach- 
es Conference, and served 
as assessor for the Virginia 
State Olympic Develop- 
ment Program during the 
past year. 

Tfie referees fiustle tfie 
ball to keep it in play. 
photo by Scott 




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Back row: Coach Jacqueline McCreary, Jennifer Winter, l\ris Meyer, Jennie Stone, Lisa Capicchioni, Autumn Sears. 
Front row: Jennifer Shepherd, Donna Milano, Chi Tran, Robin Miller, Danielle Peterson, pboto courtesy of SID 



Players get into a prep- 
aration stance for the 

photo by nicbelle An- 













NAL RECORD: 12-15 


at Coastal Carolina Tournament 


at C. Carolina 


Virginia Tech 


at Virginia Tech Tournament 



at Va. Tech 

at William and Mary 

at unc Charlotte Tournament 

at James Madison 

at Hampton Tournament 


at Hampton 

St. Augustine 



at Delaware Tournament 

Towson State 




at Delaware 

VCU inviTATioriAL 




at E. Carolina 

at Sun Belt Tournament 

S. Alabama 

unc Charlotte 


Over the net for the 


photo by Michelle An- 


starting off fresh. . . 

First-year coach Jacque- 
line McCreary brought 
an improvement to the 
volleyball team, turning in a 
12-16 record. The young 
Rams had posted a 12-30 
worksheet in 1988. 

Donna Milano led the 
young squad and was one 
of the top players in assists 
in the Sun Belt Conference. 

VCU RAMS make an im- 
( pression on the court. 
photo by Michelle An- 



Ron Tsuchiya^s winning season 

The final VCU women's 
swimming team posted 
a 7-4 record and was 
very strong late in tlie sea- 

Mary Kuskowski, Debbie 
Reed and Colleen Cobeland 
led a young team which 
constantly improved and 
reached the best times for 
the swimmers. 

Spectators watch as the 

team does the back 


photos by nicbelle 


Swimmers have to be in 
good physical condi- 
tion to race against oth- 
er teams. 


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At least in the shallow 
end the swimmers can 
stand on their feet and 
take a break. 

Colleen Copeland races 
for the finish line, photo 
courtesy of SID 

Coach Ron Tsuchiya's Comments: 
"Considering all the distractions we had, we 

finished very well. Many swimmers had 

personal bests at UMBC and we were able to 

move up each day in the standings. The team 

was recognized the final day by the coaches at 

the Eastern Intercollegiates for their efforts 
despite knowing the program was going to be 



RECORD: 7-4 

2nd of 4 

at James Madison 

143-157 L 


141-103 W 


146-154 L 

at East Carolina 

140-91 W 


7th of 7 

at Pittsburgh Invitational 

117.5-178.5 L 


95-18 W 

at Shepherd 

131-101 W 

at Richmond 

121-95 W 

at UNC Charlotte 

125-112 W 


136-154 L 


153.5-144.5 W 

at Md.-Balt. Co. 

5th of 10 

at Eastern Invitationals 


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Back row: Assistant Coach Frank Ford, Assistant Coacli Eddie Webb, Scott Weinstein, Brian Whitley, Jarvis Stacy, Craig Uhle, Martin Henlan, Bobby 
Reddish, Katara Reliford, Eric Alford, Assistant Coach Vince Wilson, Assistant Coach Mike Ellis. 

Front row: Head Coach Sonny Smith, Horace Scruggs, Elander Lewis, Carl Weldon, Dewayne Qamer, Lionel Bacon, Derek Thompkins, Chris Brewer, 
Derek Borden, Assistant Coach Lawrence Johnson, photo courtesy of SID 

Spectators watch on as 

our team shoots for the 


photo by nichelle An- 



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The players jump high to 
reach their full potential. 
pboto by Michelle An- 

An interesting year 

Nine new players on 
the 14-man roster 
made the 1989-90 
season an interesting one 
for first-year coach Sonny 
Smith. The Rams finished 
11-17 and tied for sixth in 
the Sun Belt Conference. 

Elander Lewis led the 
team with 13.9 points per 
game and Lionel Bacon 

added 10. Center Martin 
Henlan had a consistent 
senior year (7.2 points, 7.7 
rebounds) capped off by 
winning the Jerry Young 
Award for the top scholar- 
athlete in Sun Belt basket- 
ball. Henlan was also voted 
second team All-State by 
the Virginia Sports Informa- 
tion Directors. 

F I N A 

L RECORD: 11-17 

79-60 W 


71-52 W 


at Carrier Classic 

73-100 L 

at Syracuse 

66-82 L 

Arkansas State 

54-66 L 


82-48 W 


89-66 W 



46-63 L 


67-77 L 

OLD DOMinion 

67-66 W 

at James Madison 

68-71 L 

at Virginia Tech (OT) 

45-57 L 


86-81 W 

at Jacksonville (OT) 

59-80 L 


55-49 W 

at Old Dominion 

64-65 L 

at South Alabama 

65-68 L 


68-71 L 

at George Mason 

70-69 W 


51-74 L 

at UAB 

72-53 W 


53-79 L 


65-68 L 

at Western Kentucky 

66-75 L 

at South Florida 

82-70 W 


62-80 L 

OLD DOMinion 

69-66 W 

at unc Charlotte (OT) 

at Sun Belt Tournament 

68-83 L 

at UAB 

Martin Henlan concen- 
trates on shooting when 
the pressure of the game 
is all around him. photo 
courtesy of SID 

Lionel Bacon maneuvers 
around the other teams 
defense, photo courte- 
sy of SID 



The VCU cheerleaders 
motivate the basketball 
fans, photo by Hatty 

A different angle of an in- 
spiring stunt. 
photo by Michelle An- 

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A loud cheer during half 
time to bring the crowd 
together, photo by 
nichelle Andryshak 


Balancing with a partner 
is not as easy as one may 
think, photo by Alyssa 

The cheerleaders wori^ 
up a sweat during the 
half time performance. 







A short walk across the 
coliseum floor. 

Inspiration for the crowd! 

When the game is over it 
is time for the cheer- 
leaders to take time for 
themselves, photo by 
Matty Abemathy 




Back row: Sue Semak, Jan Wamer, Christina Speakman, Beth Mollerup, Diane Williams. 
Front row: Jennifer Melton, Heather Harlow, Teresa Lucas, Heather Burik, Levera Hairston, Lorraine Ellison, Stacey Agee, Mario Prince, Mary Hodges 
(manager). Assistant Coach Robin Muller, Head Coach Edmund Sherod, Assistant Coach Ron Payne. 

Mot shown: Robyn Clifton (manager), Tony Kidd (manager). Assistant Coach Sheri Isaac, photo courtesy of SID 

Heather Harlow blocks 
the opposing team play- 
er from passing the ball. 
photo by nichelle An- 

"We fell behind early 
and fought back but 
came up short/' 
-Edmond Sherrod 

Lorraine Ellison makes 
the shot for the RAM's. 
photo courtesy of SID 

F I N A 

L RECORD: 7-20 


82-70 W 


78-73 W 


73-62 W 


60-64 L 

at William Sf Mary 

56-62 L 

at Duquesne 

63-82 L 

at Pittsburgh 

53-75 L 


at Lady Herd Classic 

97-94 W 

at Marshall 

73-75 L 


at Lady Deacon Invitational 

68-59 W 

Western Carolina 

66-79 L 

at Wake Forest 

73-75 L 


64-67 L 

at Appalachian State 

84-56 W 

at Coppin State 

54-84 L 

at Western Kentucky 

52-64 L 

at Virginia Tech 

56-74 L 


80-77 W 

at South Florida 

60-67 L 

at Richmond 

59-76 L 


64-78 L 


66-84 L 

at Howard 

64-69 L 




64-81 L 

at Delaware State 

58-73 L 

at unc Charlotte 

82-90 L 

OLD DOMinion 

at Sun Belt Tournament 

69-75 L 


A quick start 

Stacey Agee plays a good 
game with many fans 
watching her perfor- 
mance, photo by 
Michelle Andryshak 

After losing all five start- 
ers to graduation. 
Coach Edmund Sher- 
od knew that the 1989-90 
season would be a rebuild- 
ing year. After a quick start, 
lack of depth caught up with 
the team and the Rams fin- 
ished 7-20. 

Diane Williams had a fine 
junior year, leading the 
team in scoring (12.5) and 
being nudged out for re- 
bounding honors by Jan 
Warner (6.0 to 5.9). Guard 
Lorraine Ellison finished 
her career as the team's ca- 
reer leader in free throw 
percentage (.818). 



The VCU Dance Team 
performs during half- 
time, photo by natty 

Julia Reid, front and cent- 
er, photo by Matty 

Steppin' out with the 


Dancing in the coliseum. 
photo by nichelle An- 

Colleen Bannister work- 
ing the pom-poins. 

The RAMS new half-time show. 

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Charlie Dragum, pitches 
for the RAMS baseball 
team, photo by W. Ken 

Charlie Dragum takes 
the plate, pboto by W. 
Ken Stevens 

A Young Team 

Coach Tony Quzzo be- 
gan the season look- 
ing at a squad which 
was missing eight of nine 
everyday players and his 
top three starting pitchers 
from the 1989 team. Inju- 
ries forcing red-shirting of 
two expected starters made 
the rebuilding process even 
more tenuous. The team 
finished 18-29. 

Quzzo received record- 
breaking efforts from Danny 
Flanagan. The reliever an- 
swered the call a record 51 
times, turning in a 3-4 rec- 
ord with a 2.49 ERA. fie fin- 
ished his career atop the 
lists for career appearances 

(64) and career ERA (2.62). 
Freshman Jim 

Lewentowicz, Mike Bell, 
Matt Williams, Kyle White- 
side, Ben Lindsey and J.J. 
Turner all had promising 
first seasons and Chris 
Vlasis, starting for the first 
time in his career, turned in 
a team-high .356 average, 
leading the squad in 10 of- 
fensive categories and tying 
for the lead in two others. 

The young team loses 
just three seniors and Quz- 
zo expects the returning 
players to mesh with new- 
comers and produce anoth- 
er winning record at VCU. 

Sliding into third base 
with plenty of time to 


Doug Price next to bat for 
the RAMS, photo by W. 
Ken Stevens 

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RECORD: 18-29 

6-5 W 


17-3 W 


0-2 L 

at James Madison 

13-12 W 


2-1 W 


5-6 L 


8-15 L 

at Virginia 

5-11 L 


3-7 L 


2-4 L 


6-10 L 


7-6 W 


11-1 W 


3-4 L 

at East Carolina 

10-3 W 


9-2 W 


6-0 W 


7-4 W 


1-5 L 

at Virginia Tech 

6-10 L 

at north Carolina 

6-8 L 


5-4 W 


4-10 L 


3-2 W 


15-3 W 


3-5 L 


7-5 W 

at Mary Washington 

3-4 L 

at Jacksonville (1) 

2-7 L 

at Jacksonville (2) 

5-12 L 

at Jacksonville 

4-5 L 

at George Mason 

2-1 W 


2-3 L 


0-6 L 

at UNC Charlotte (1) 

4-14 L 

at UNC Charlotte (2) 

0-2 L 

at UNC Charlotte 

3-8 L 


13-8 W 

at Wake Forest 

21-10 W 

at Liberty 

5-14 L 

at Old Dominion (1) 

1-3 L 

at Old Dominion (2) 

1-3 L 

at Old Dominion 

9-0 W 

at Georgetovm 

1-2 L 

at Richmond 

2-4 L 


1-7 L 


0-6 L 


Tommy Boothe, expect- 
ing the home run. pboto 
by W. Ken Stevens 



Back row: Yon Armstrong, Joe Sharma, Javier Behrendson, Mike Stowe, Scott Egan, Head Coach Eric Wammock. 

Front row: BilSy Eck, David Blumeris, Steve Tyson, Marlowe Foster. 

photo courtesy of SID 

A Struggle 

Coach Eric Wammock's 
team struggled to a 3- 
18 record. David 
Blumeris led the singles 
players with eight wins and 
combined with Bill Eck to 
post six doubles victories. 

New Coach Paul Kostin, 
mixing Swedish recruits 
with transfers and return- 
ees, expects an upswing in 
tennis success at VCU be- 
ginning in 1991. 

Steve Tyson concen- 
trates on a hard return. 
pboto by W. Ken Ste- 


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Kelli Patterson reaches 
for the ball to keep it in 
play, photo by W. Ken 

M E N' S 

RECORD: 3-18 

1-8 L 

at Richmond 

6-3 W 

at Liberty 

9-0 W 

at Lynchburg 

2-7 L 


0-6 L 

at north Florida 

2-7 L 

at Jacksonville 

2-7 L 

Illinois State 

1-5 L 

at Flagler 

0-9 L 

at South Florida 

0-9 L 

at Florida State 

0-5 L 

Florida International 

0-5 L 

at James Madison 

4-5 L 


0-6 L 

at William & Mary 

1-5 L 

at Maryland 

7-2 W 


2-7 L 

at George Mason 

0-6 L 


4-5 L 

at Unc-Qreensboro 

4-5 L 


0-9 L 

at Old Dominion 

7 of 8 

at Sun Belt Tournament 

W O M E N' S 

RECORD: 9-8 

2-7 L 

at James Madison 

9-0 W 

at Christopher Newport 

5-1 W 

at George Mason 

9-0 W 


4-5 L 


4-5 L 

Murray State 

3-6 L 

Southern Illinois 

7-2 W 

Austin Peay 

0-9 L 


8-1 W 


4-5 L 

at Old Dominion 

1-8 L 

at Virginia Tech 

9-0 W 

at Virginia Wesleyan 

1-5 L 

at George Washington 

8-1 W 

at American 

5-1 W 


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5th of 8 

at Sun Belt Tournament 

A tough schedule 

Coach Eva Bard tough- 
ened her schedule 
and added three new 
players who made immedi- 
ate impacts en route to a 9- 
8 record. 

newcomer Rachel Gale 
won 10 matches at no. 1, 
11 overall. Senior Aimee 
Seward led with 12 wins, 
but newcomers Robin 

Manke and Michele Plant 
were close with 11. Seward 
combined with Gale to post 
14 doubles wins, including 
a third-place finish in the 
Sun Belt Tournament no.l 

The Rams improved to a 
tie for fifth in the confer- 
ence, two points out of 
fourth place. 

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Mike Grant 
Chris Quick 
Jerry Wood 
Tommy Joyce 
Jeff Jorgensen 
David Boardman 
Ryan Andrews 








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6 of 21 at Mazda Gator Bowl Classic 

(Jacksonville, Fla.) 

13 of 15 at Jaguar Classic 

(Augusta, Ga.) 

4 of 11 at Virginia State Meet 

(Hot Springs, Va.) 

11 of 23 at Campbell Toumament 

(Dunn, n.C.) 

6 of 15 at Tom O'Briant Memorial 

(Greensboro, Pi.C) 


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A T H L 

E T E S - O F 

T H E - W E E 


Sept. 11 

Denean Powelson 

Field Hockey 

Sept. 18 

PhiilUs Braxton 

Field Hockey 

Sept. 25 

Chris Thomas 


Oct. 2 

Lace\/ Clews 
Larry Cluff 

Women's Cross Country 
Men's Cross Country 

Oct. 9 

Paige Hawkins 

Field Hockey 

Oct. 16 

Jonnie Stone 


Oct. 23 

Nini Lam 


Oct. 30 

Laceii Clews 
Larry Cluff 

Women's Cross Country 
Men's Cross Country 

Nov. 6 

Janis Freas 

Field Hockey 

Nou. 13 

Cindy Shepherd 


Nov. 20 

Kris Meyer 


Nou. 27 

Heather Burik 

Women's Basketball 

Dec. 4 

Mary Kuskowski 


Dec. 11 

Heather Burik 

Women's Basketball 

Jan. 8 

Diane Williams 

Women 's Basketball 

Jan. 15 

Lorraine Ellison 

Women 's Basketball 

Jan. 22 

Debbie Reed 


Jan. 29 

Karen Ramthun 


Feb. 5 

Kelley Kehoe 


Feb. 12 

Debbie Reed 


Feb. 26 

Debbie Reed 


Mar. 5 

Matt Williams 


Mar. 12 

Jim Lewentowicz 


Mar. 18 

Rachel Gale 

Women's Tennis 

Mar. 25 

Mike Grant 


Apr. 2 

David Sartain 


Apr. 9 

Robin Manke 

Women's Tennis 

Apr. 16 

Rachel Gale 
Aimee Seward 

Women's Tennis 
Women's Tennis 

Apr. 23 

Mike Grant 


Apr. 30 

Jim Lewentowicz 


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Chris Vlasis 



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Swimmer Karen 

Ramthun posted strong 
performances to open 
the second semester sea- 
son, earning VCU's Ath- 
lete of the Week award. 

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Chris Vlasis, baseball, 
was awarded Athlete of 
the Week on May 7. 

Senior Denean Fowel- 
son, field hockey, was 
awarded VCUs first Ath- 
lete of the Week for the 
1989-90 school senior 
year for her three-goal 
performance against 
Drexel. Fowelson's 
scores came in the first 
half of the 5-2 win. 

Mike Grant, golf, was 
awarded Athlete of the 
Week on April 23. 
pbotos courtesy of SID 

Aimee Seward was 
awarded Athlete of the 
Week on April 16. photo 
by W. Ken Stevens 



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racketball, or any of 

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he Student Qovemment As- 
sociation is made up of thir- 
ty-six Student Senators. 
These Senators come from The 
College of Humanities and Sci- 
ences, The School of the Arts, 
Business, Community and Public 
Affairs, Education, Social Work 
and the Special Students. The 
SQA structure consists of six 
committees: The Executive 
(Exec), Funding, Activities Pro- 
gramming Board, Appointments, 
Services, and Publicity. The Sen- 
ate has an office in the second 
floor in the Student Commons. 

All committees, except Exec, 
have student at-large members 
as well as Senators. Each com- 
mittee has a chairman and a sec- 
retary. All meetings of the Senate 
and its sub-committees are open 
to interested students, however, 
due to privacy rules. Appoint- 
ments Committee interviews are 
closed, as are some portions of 
Funding Committee meetings. 

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Rob Crosby, Sports Ed- 

Cheryl Borg, Asst. news 
Editor, and Scott Loving 
riews Editor 

ORQAniZATIOnS / 173 

Bottom to top: Denylo Branch, Rebecca Marrell, Lianne Marchetti, Holly Hellickson, Joan Spitz, Richard Cross, Ronda Haverland 

'he Gymnastics Club is an organization for women 
and/or men wtio are interested in the performance of 
gymnastics on a non-competitive basis. 

174 / ORQAniZATIOnS 

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Bottom to top: Qina Schrandt, Sharran Williams, Daniella Cracknell, David Benson, Rebecca Try, Adam Porter, Michelle Hodge 

nnovative Images, VCU's Public Relations Agency, held 
the Most Beautiful Eyes Contest at the Library Tavern 
this year. All proceeds from the contest went to the 

/irginia Chapter of the National Society to Prevent Blind- 


ORQATilZATlOnS / 175 

Young Democrats 

Remember 1989? That 
was the year of the 
third Democratic 
sweep in Virginia, when 
Virginia made history 
again, by choosing Doug 
Wilder, the country's first 
blacl^ elected govemor. In 
addition to our campaign 
activities, we had parties, 
sponsored a blood drive, 
provided a tutoring ser- 
vice to our members dur- 
ing exam season, brought 
speakers to VCU, and con- 
tributed time and eff^ort to 
many important causes. 
We aim to represent all 
parts of the VCU commu- 
nity, to help educate stu- 
dents about Virginia gov- 
ernment and partisan 
politics, and to provide 
our members with leader- 
ship opportunties. 

Bottom to top: Hillary Dick, vice-president F^ndal Mickens, Lisa Lamb, Mike Pounds, Clay Asbury, Susan 
Cicirelli, Laura Thomas, Ingrid Young, John Frovo, president Mira Weinstein, Keith Lee, Jeff Sager 



P re-Law Society was es- 
tablished by students 
with an interest in ex- 
amining possible career op- 
portunities in the legal pro- 
fession. We accomplish this 
through a series of guest 
speakers, visits to law 
schools and legal institu- 
tions, and a general ex- 
change of information per- 
taining to the law. Dr. 
Husain Mustafa of the Po- 
litical Science Department 
is the faculty advisor. 

Bottom to top: Stacey Conner, Jackie Holmes, 
Qinny Adkins, Joan Davis, Kitai Kim, Charles 
Smith, Raymond Robins 

Pre-Law Society 

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Crusade for Christ 

The Campus Crusade For Christ at a weekly meeting, photo by Brian Rucker 


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Bottom to top: Tracy Vickers, Grace Pogorzel- 
ski, Shawna Anderson, Wanda Cooper, Feb- 
bie Rountree, Tracy Scott, Lucretia Johnson, 
Mary Davis, Ginger Hawver, Kimberly Bryant, 
Ron Brockington, David Waddell, Emmanuel 
Pinantel, Melody Lovitt, Charlene Johnson, 
Bamey Goldberg 



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International Union 


Medieval Education 
and Demonstration 
Organization's goal 
is to promote understand- 
ing of the Medieval Era by 
participating in and demon- 
strating aspects of the cul- 
ture of the time. 

Bottom to top: Kirk Qisiner, Laura Donnelly, 
Sam Inabinet, Don Downie, niely Camp, Fran- 
ces Reidelbach, Kirsten Miemann, Eric Olive, 
Cynthia Crumpacker, Lisa Ballard, Matt 
Wargo, Kevin Smith, Mike Dawson, Matt 



photo by Nancy Daugherty 

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Public Relations Student 
Society of America's 
goal is to encourage 
understanding of theories 
and procedures, while pro- 
viding students the chance 
to become acquainted with 
professionals, who encour- 
age high ideals and princi- 
ples in the field of public 

Bottom to top: Daniella Cracknell, Macon Cra- 
ven, Adam Porter, Qina Schraudt, Michelle 
Hodge, Tiffany Smith, Beth Scarbrough, David 
Benson, Sharon Williams, Rebecca Fry, Mar- 
garet Ryan, Cheryl Green 

Public Relations Society 

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Black Caucus 

The Black Caucus is a 
representative organ- 
ization consisting of 
African-American organi- 
zations at Virginia Com- 
monwealth University. 
These organizations in- 
clude fraternities, sorori- 
ties, social, special inter- 
est and media groups. 

The purpose of the 
Black Caucus is to serve 
as coordinating veiiicle in 

providing information, com- 
munication, programs for 
the development and 
growth of African-American 
organizations and their 

The Black Caucus mis- 
sion is to promote the cul- 
tural, intellectual, spiritual 
and social well-being of Af- 
rican-American organiza- 
tions and their leaders. 

Black Caucus sponsored 

events include the Exhibi- 
tion Step Show featuring 
the African-American Greek 
lettered organizations; 
Kwanzaa, a celebration of 
the harvesting of the first 
crops or first fruits, a time 
for celebration among 
black people throughout 
history; distinguished lec- 
turers, special awareness 
forum and symposiums. 

Bottom to top: Marlene Thurston, Fhyl Billington, Trade Fox, Erica Davis, Alison Christian, Shannelle Armstrong, Horace Branch, James QIasgoul, 
Marjorie Smalls, Vonda Jones, Derwin Hayes, Sharonda Robinson, Damell Stroble 

184 / ORQAniZATlOnS 

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ers hold hands during 
the closing of the Step 

Black Caucus 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. 
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 
Phi Omicron Psi Fraternity, Inc. 
Black Student Alliance 
Reflections in Ink 

Black Awakening Choir 

photos by Alyssa Czamecki 


Caucus Members 

N.A.A.C.P. Chapter 

The VCU college chap- 
ter of riAACP is a non- 
profit student organi- 
zation aimed at improving 
the political, educational, 
social and economic sta- 
tus of minority groups. As 
a student group, we also 
want to inform students of 
the problems affecting 
blacks and other minority 
groups on campus. We not 
only want to work toward 
improvement, but also 
equality and harmony for 

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Work together on campus 

photos by Marlene Thurston 


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Help with Greek activities 

photo by Marlene Thurston 

ORQAniZATIOriS / 189 

kwanzaa is a Swahili 
word meaning "first," 
or in this case it 
means the "first fruit. " It 
celebrates the harvesting 
of the first crops or first 
fruits, a time for celebra- 
tion among black people 
throughout history. At this 
time of year people in Af- 
rica came together to 
make joyful noises, give 
thanks, and enjoy the 
blessing of living and act- 
ing together for the com- 
munity. Everyone brought 
what he had grown or 
made to contribute to 

f^aramu (feast) that is held 
during the celebration. 
Songs were sung, dances 
danced, and food and drink 
consumed. In a word, life 
was lived for the sheer en- 
joyment of it during 

For African-Americans in 
the United States, Kwanzaa 
is also a time for families 
and communities to come 
together to solidify the be- 
Hef and faith in the impor- 
tance of the unity of Black 
people. It is a time to reaf- 
firm the traditional African 
values of the elders while 

enjoying the blessing of our 
children and help strength- 
en their values. 

Kwanzaa is a seven day 
holiday celebrated between 
December 26 and January 
1 each year. It is based on 
the Seven Principles of 
Blackness, one principle 
given to each day. The prin- 
ciples, also called "Nguza 
Saba," teach lessons 
which, in tum, teach values. 
Together, these lessons 
and values formulate the 
Black value system: the 
principles of self-discipline. 

Ishmail Conway enjoying 
the Kwanzaa festivities. 

190 / ORQAniZATIOriS 

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First Fruits of the Harvest 


7»fJtEJM(Mikeka) — The mkeka is a straw mat on 
which all the other items are placed. It symbolizes 
tradition as the foundation on which all else rests. 

ICireAJM(Vinara) — The Kinara is a candle holder 
which holds seven candles, and represents the orig- 
inal stalk from which we all sprang. For it is tra- 
ditionally said that the first-bom was like a "stalk of 
com which in tum becomes stalks which reproduce 
in the same manner so that there is no ending to us." 

ORQAniZATIOnS / 191 



am Reps "represent 
the school that repre- 
^sents Richmond" 
through their commitment 
and service to VCU. Being 
a Ram Rep allows mem- 
bers the chance to devel- 
op interpersonal and pub- 
lic speaking skills. 

Serving as Peer Admis- 
sions Counselors, Ram 
Reps are heavily involved 
in the recruitment of stu- 
dents and the promotion 
of the University. They give 
tours which occur four 
times a week to show off 
VCU to prospective stu- 
dents, both freshmen and 
transfer, and to their par- 
ents. Members of Ram 
Reps also volunteer to 
give tours to visiting high 
school and college groups 
which arrange special 
tours with the Administra- 
tive Office. 

Twice a year the group 
participates in the Admis- 
sions Office's two Open 
tlouses. The Fall Open 
House invites all prospec- 
tive students to spend the 
day at VCU. In the spring, 
they assist with Minority 
Open House for prospec- 
tive black students. During 
each of the two days the 
Reps greet students and 
their parents, and talk with 
them about VCU. They 
give tours of the campus 
and answer many ques- 

The group also serves 
the off-campus communi- 
ty with visits to the MCV 
Children's Ward. They 
hold workshops to learn 
more about the university 
and to better themselves 
as VCU representatives. 
Group members are com- 
mitted to themselves. 
Ram Reps, and VCU. 

Dhotos bv Mark Becker 

Representing VCU 


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The purpose of the 
Qay/Lesbian and Bi- 
sexual Student Alli- 
ance is to develop a sup- 
portive community among 
individuals who believe in 
the individual's right to self 
determination with specific 
regard to freedom of choice 
of sexual orientation, and 
to convene educative situ- 
ations for the members and 
for the campus university 
with regards to gay life. 

photo by Jeff Williams 

Dhoto bv Mark Becker 


Residence Hall Assoc 

Bottom to top: Diana Lynch, Don Carlstrom, Leslie Sands, Alyce Rudley, nancy Asai, Wendy Gray photo by Jeff Williams 


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Bottom to top: Amanda Edwards. Sara Cole, Audrena Redmond, Fammy Elliott, Deborah Buskey, Beth Camptell, Anne Laine, Ronnie Alexander, Julie 
i Lepard, Darshan Vashee, Raven Prevette photo by Jefif Williams 

Treehouse/Colonial Association's purpose 
is to provide programming and social ac- 
tivities designed to promote social inter- 
actions among students residing in Treehouse 


ROTC Ram Battalion 

196 / ORQAniZATIOnS 

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The Data Processing 
Management Associa- 
tion is a professional 
organization for individuals 
majoring in information 
systems, computer science 
and office automation. The 
major objectives of the or- 
ganization are to help stu- 
dents foster career growth 
through meetings with data 
processing professionals, 
understand real world ap- 
plications through trips to 
information processing fa- 
cilities, and attain leader- 
ship training by communi- 
cating, interacting and 
networking with data pro- 
cessing professionals. 

ORQATilZATIOriS / 197 

Society for Advancement 
of Management 

The purpose of the So- 
ciety for Advancement 
of Management is to 
promote understanding of 
the principles of manage- 
ment, while observing prac- 
tical application of these 
principles through contact 
with local management, 
and to prepare students for 
entering the management 

198 / ORQAniZATIOriS 

Society of Allied Gaming 


Society of Allied Gaming 
Enthusiast, formerly 
"Qamemasters," pro- 
motes adventure gaming 
and fantasy/science fiction 
playing games at VCU. The 
organization will be open to 
interested nongamers as 
well as experienced play- 

photos by Brian Rucker 

ORQAniZATlOnS / 199 

The APB Committee members who donated their time to enhance VCU's students activities, photo by Mark Becker 

200 / ORQAniZATIOnS 

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APB Executive Board: (top to bottom) Terry Brown, Mark Mumford, Scott Jenkins, Heather Comer, Kathy 
Krautter, Craig Hughes, Qretchen Shuman, Margi McRae, Shelli Mayhall, I^enny White, Michele Bolos, Calvin 

Eight APB Committees 

F/I/WS;Brlnging popular, first run 
movies to the campus is what this 
committee is all about. Members se- 
lect each film and are involved in all 
parts of the presentation of these 
weekly events. Double features are 
shown by the committee every Friday 
and Saturday night in the Commons 
Theater. Past films shown include 
"Dead Poet's Society, " "Batman," 
and "Sex, Lies, and Videotapes." 

ALTERPiATIVE F/LMS.-This commit- 
tee sponsors a wide variety of movies 
including foreign films, cult classics, 
and documentaries. Another major 
role of this committee is the spon- 
sorship of many film festivals through- 
out the year, such as the Psychotronic 
Film Festival. Many of the films shown 
by this committee are not regularly 
found in commercial theaters. 

Cecil Hooker and Jona- 
than Romeo, the two 
founders of The Lyric En- 
semble, play for the Fine 
Arts Committee, photo 
by nancy Daugherty 

202 / ORQAniZATlOnS 

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"fiY Kings of 

Swing" photo by Hun- 

FIISE ARTS: Providing for the artistic 
diversity of VCU students, subcommit- 
tee members coordinate and present 
several theatrical, musical, and cul- 
tural productions. Some of the pop- 
ular events sponsored by this com- 
mittee are the annual "Poor Starving 
Artist" festival and the Wednesday 
Music Series. 

VCU Founder's Day 
Gala 1989 


The APB Lecture Com- 
mittee presented Mercu- 
ry Morris, former Miami 
Dolphins football player, 
as a speaker during drug 
and alcohol awareness 

LECTURES: The Lecture Committee 
sponsors a wide variety of lectures. 
Many of the speal^ers address today's 
current interest. Diversity in the se- 
lection of topics presented is the cor- 
nerstone of this committee. In the last 
few years this committee has played 
host to director John Waters, author 
Ken Kesey, political figure Q. Gordon 
Liddy and a panel from Greenpeace. 

James Mapes, hypnotist, 
performed a mixed bag 
of jokes and post- 
hypnotic suggestions to 
VCU students. 

204 / ORQAniZATlOMS 

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Once upon a time in a 
land far, far away called 
California, there lived a 
man who did many things 
that "normal" people do 
not do. He did lots and 
lots of drugs, wrote a 
couple of books, and, 
along with some friends, 
drove a psychedelic 
schoolbus across the 
country. The man, it tums 
out, was Ken Kesey, the 
drugs were mainly 
marijuana and LSD, the 
books were One Flew 
Over the Cuckoo's Fiest 
and Sometimes a Great 
notion, the friends were 
called the Merry 
Pranksters, and the bus 
was, well. The Bus. This 
all took place in a time 
when psychedelic drugs 
were not just legal, but 
were distributed by the 
government, said Kesey 
who returned to 
Richmond after 26 years 
as part of the VCU Lecture 
Committee's Spring 
Lecture Series. 

Lecture Committee 


Panel members (from left 
to right) Caude Kinder, 
Eileen Shea, John 
Ahladas and Dr. Walter 
Coppedge. photo by 
Helen Link 

Environmental Education 

In honor of National Environmental 

Education Week, November 6-12, the 

VCU Recycling Cooperative and the 

APB Lecture Committee pulled 

together, in the space of three short 

weeks, a program designed to further 

educate and enlighten students and 

community members about the 


206 / ORQATilZATIOriS 


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the university a unique and creative 



edge, members coordinate a wide va- 


riety of events. Tiiis special commit- 


tee sponsors annual programs such 


as the Founder's Day Ball and Spring 


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Fest. It also sponsors more unusual 

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activities such as hypnotists, talent 

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shows, and comedy contests. They 

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also bring major comedians to VCU, 

such as George Carlin and Richard 




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nie Stone. 


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Richard Lewis with Steve 
Taylor and Carol Leifer. 

Richard Lewis 

ORQAniZATIOnS / 209 

photo by Scott Haugh 





photo by Kathy Laraia 

CO/VCCUTSrMembers present local, 
regional and national bands during 
the Shafer Court Concert Series each 
semester. Other events sponsored by 
this committee include major con- 
certs. Members are involved in every 
facet of concert production (from 
booking acts to assisting in the pro- 
duction at the actual shows). Recent 
concerts include the Red Hot Chili 
Peppers, Edie Brickell and New 
Bohemians, The Allman Brothers and 
Miki Howard. 

photo by Scott Maugh 


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Allman Brothers Band 

performing hits for VCU students at the 




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just to mention two more committees. 

COnnon QROUISD: The role of this 
committee is to provide a wide variety 
of exciting activities and entertain- 
ment in VCU's "fun pub, " "The Com- 
mon Ground. " Committee members 
coordinate and sponsor events such 
as Thursday night D.J. parties. Com- 
edy Clubs, Lip Sync Contest, Variety 
shows, and Jazz Hours. 

TIONS: To ensure maximum student 
awareness of APB activities, commit- 
tee members use their creativity, 
skills and talents to publicize many of 
the APB events. Members are given 
the opportunity to develop and im- 
plement publicity campaigns helping 
to increase the student attendance at 
these programs. 

ORQAniZATIOnS / 213 

The APB Staff 


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Steve Skinner 

These are a few of the 
many VCU organizations 

Getting involved with your 

school is a rewarding 

experience, opening up many 

opportunities for friendship 

and future endeavors. 

ORQAniZATIOnS / 215 

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The council meets to dis- 
cuss Greek matters. 
photos by Scott 

The Greek's regulatory body 

The Greek Council is the 
governing body of all 
fraternities and sorori- 
ties. They make decisions 
for the betterment of Greek 
life at VCU and do commu- 
nity services such as spon- 
soring a blood drive for 
MCV, Alcohol Awareness 
Week, and Thanksgiving 
Philanthropic Project. The 
council also sponsored a 
scholarship workshop for 
helpful hints to each organ- 

The President of the 
council was Samer 

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Sandra Majors, Lisa Blowe, Alison Christian, Ramona Qillis, Debra Law, 
Roslyn Hayes, Clileo Knight, Sharon Scott, Benitee Fowler 

The sisters share in their 
special friendship. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 

Founded . January 15, 1908 Howard University, 
Washington, D.C., 

VCU's Theta Rho Chapter in April 21, 1974 

Color Pink and Green 

Flower Tea Rose 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,lnc. cultivates and 
encourages high scholastic and ethical stand- 
ards, promotes unity and friendship among col- 
lege women, and addresses the concerns of 
women. The sorority engages in civic, social, 
and educational services, as part of its inter- 
national efforts, AKA adopts African villages 
through the African Village Project. One of AKA 
more important programs is the Cleveland Job 
Corps Center which provides training and ex- 
perience for women who are unemployed. Theta 
Rho chapter has contributed to the Daily Planet 
and organized programs concerning health and 
social issues. 

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Alpha Omicron Pi 

Founded Barnard College 

of Columbia University 1897 

Color Cardinal 

Flower Jacqueminot Rose 

Philanthropy Arthritis Research 


front to rear: Kristin Munnikhuysen, Aimee Street, Tracy Toman, Sandra 
Andrews, Molly Tully, Emily Murdelbrink 2nd: Alyssa Czameclu, A.J. 
Harmon, Paige Coughlin 3rd: Rim FYitz, Amy Twiford, Rathy Sequin 4th: 
Rathy Saunders, Rris S., Denise Jones, Jennifer Mann 5th: Linda Dip, 
Vickie Miller, Ansley Perkins 6th: Janna Cohen, Christie Salera, Stephanie 
Sweeney, Jamie a. Raasio 7th: Jean Frickleton, Jennifer Phillips, Mario 
Baun, Joan Greer 8th: Beth Spencer, Danielle Buttorff, Sharron Williams 
9th: Meg A., Pam L., Stephanie P. photo by Jeff Williams 

AOn Cheers on the VCU 
Basketball team. 
pbotos by Alyssa 

AOn gets together to win 
the next event. 

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sisters can be hard work 
for the four on the bot- 

,isa Pannell, Faige Wolk, Helen Everett, Lisa Holland, Melissa Dowdell, Wendy Dewberry, Lisa Aberle, Mickie 
skiba, Kristal Williamson, Claire Toler, Deane Potter, Sarah Judd, natashya Armer, Karen Shaw, Cheryl Lynn 
lerrmann. Dawn Jackson, Raleigh Gartner, Sharon Tubman, Mina Ebhardt, Chrissy DiMaria, Joanna Dasse, 
Jeannie Solar, Samantha Shotwell, Amy Wanko, Michelle Maynes, Nicole Selland, Kim Little, Staci Turner, Lori 
''ogelman, Debbie Sahlin, Cynthia Lotuaco, Maria Hagan, Mary Beth Becker, Carolyn Demuny, Caney DlifT, 
'imber Pittmann 

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of Harrison and Cary. 

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Alpha Sigma Alpha 

Founded november 15, 1902 

Longwood College 

Color Crimson, peari white 

Flower Narcissus, Aster 

After colonizing on February 24, 1984 at VCU, 
the Epsilon Gamma chapter of Alpha Sigma Al- 
pha has grown by leaps and bounds. We have 
multiplied to seventy members strongly con- 
tinuing our attitude toward excellence. The sis- 
ters of ASA pride ourselves on our consistent 
activities on campus exempliiying our four 
aims: spiritual, intellectual, physical and social. 
ASA'S national philanthropy is Special Olympics 
and we are participating in the Ski-Fest ben- 
efitting the mentally-retarded. ASA supports 
positive greek relations throughout the year. As 
Epsilon Gamma grows in numbers, we continue 
to grow in spirit and sisterhood. 

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Fatjma Carolina, Sharon Rose, Monique Johnson Fres. Veronica Powell, Sherri Brooks, Mona Crump, Telicia 
Gentry, Adela Jones , Echoe Rawlings, (not pictured) Vickie Bess, Denise Mitchell, Vice Pres. Melissa Tolliver, 
Margorie Smalls photo by Alyssa Czamecki 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

Founded Howard University, 1913 

Color Crimson and Cream 

Flower African Violet 

Philanthropy Public Service 

"Tina Becker and Mitch 
Wilhelm are made for 
each other, photo by 
Alyssa Czamecki 

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Zeta Delta H 

Founded VCU April 11, 1988 

Colors Qreen, Yellow, Blue 

Flower Yellow Rose 

Philanthropy Ronald McDonald House 

ZAII sisters wear their let- 
ters and colors at a 
Qreel^ events, photo by 
Alyssa Czamecki 

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 

Founded . . . Howard University, Jan. 16, 1920 

Color Royal Blue and White 

Flower White Rose 

Scholarship, Community service, sisterhood 
and the ideal of Finer Womanhood 

The Z$B sisters 

bottom to top: Morma Adamson (Treasurer) Marlene 
Thurston (Secretary) Regina Moon (President) Brenda 
Burwell (Advisor) pboto by Jeff Williams 

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bottom to top: Tangie Gray (Advisor) Valencia Basileus, Carolyn Brown 
(Co-Advisor) Hope Latimer, Vaurette Joseph, Lynnette Jones, Valerie 
Kelley, Robert Irby Jr, Marc Blair, Marty Fritchett 

Sigma Qamma Rho Soroityjnc. 

Founded Movember 12,1922 

Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana 

Color Royal Blue and Qold 

Flower Yellow Tea Rose 

Philanthropy . . . Greater Service, Greater Prog- 

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1st row; Linda richer, Anne Deen, Anne Meador, Melanie Powers, Susan Cooper 2nd; Kelly Smith (President) Melanie 
FUchardson (Treasurer) Sarah McCarthy, Beth Quertin, Kathy Merrill, Erin Connolly, Suze Mercado 2nd; Lianne 
Marchetti (Rush Chairman), Susan Creey , Allisyn Whitford, Theresa Millsback, Rochelle Weinfeld, Tricia Casey, Terry 
Rottkamp 4th; Beth Elliott, Anne Doyle, Rosaleen Mullen, Kristen nelson, Stephanie Udan, Katie Sharrar, Melissa 
Schelin 5th; Amy Crescimanno (Phi Director) Kristen Mead, Stacey Schnetzka, Susan Wren, Lisa Shuskey, Kim 
Milliard, Sheree Datson 6th; Julie Bums, Maria Threadgill, Michele Arnold, Debbie Button, Marianne Milhausen, Beth 
Barnes, Tonya Bames 7th; Sandra Strange, Lisa Qoode, Kim Maddox, Amy Whitson, Erin Easton, Dawne Philips, Julie 
Raven (Vice Pres.) Sherrie Swartz 8th; Lynne Weber, Kristie Jones, Kelley Reed, Alisa Amold, Almira Arciaga 9th; Kelly 
Stauffer (Sec.) Ashley Wright, Valerie Rush, Mary Wrenn, Trina Hoppin Mot pic. Kristin Rock, Paige Paravano, Betsy 

Pho Mu Fraternity 

Founded . 1852 Wesleyan College, Macon QA. 

Color Pink 

Flower Pink Carnation 

Philanthropy Projgect Hope 

Children's Miracle network 

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Alpha Kappa Lambda 

Founded April 22, 1914 

University of Calf. Berkeley 

Colors Purple and Qold 

Flower Qolden Pemet Rose 

1st row: Chris Harris, Qeof Hammond, Gilbert riores, Lee Qavner, Steve Pletch 2nd; Rusty Ziegler, Evan Marlin, 
John Young 3rd: Jeffrey Johnston, Shelton King, Preston Watts 4th: Donnie Batchelor, Jack Ecl^ere, Bob 5th: 
Chris Becker, Campbell Hindley, Ramon Puzon 6th: Jeff Festige, Charies Wilkins 7th: Danny Chapman, David 
Maine, Robert Shee, Tony Saunders, Daryl Cunningham, Scott Autry, Chris Qutzmer, Dan Sebastiandli, Brian 
Lindell, Chris Snyder, Arron Bow^dry, David Shults, Doug Bohrer, Brian Smith, Todd Sims, Howard Sanderson, 
Song Han. pboto by Alyssa Czamecki 

A familiar sight when 
passing AKA. photo by 
Scott Haugb 

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The pavement may not 
be the most comfortable, 
but it's certainly better 
then standing. 

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bottom to top: Christopher Bresko, Rob Kirby, Michael Mullins, Vem 
Walton, Samer Khalaf, Charles Tharrington, Edward Macejka, Jason 
Williams, Scott Holbrook, Jon Lohr, Anton Obemberger, Ed Davis, Sam 
Tyler, Taylor Early, Tibor Fenyes Jr., Michael Hancock, Joe Sullivan, 
Steve Hedberg, John Whalen, Troy Clark, Brian Kueskar, Mike Stanley, 
Pete Murray, Ed Boak, Everett Taylor, Paul Stankevich, Rick Oleson, Rich 
Loafstah, John Holtz, Peaches Kweller, Eresca Mathes, Faygo Craver, 
Todd McCarthy , Pokey Bednaz, Dave Bottiglierie, Thomas Burgess, 
Brent Elliott, Marty Griffith, Michael Matteson. photo by Alyssa 







Theta Delta Chi 

Founded .... Union College, Schenectady, MY 

October 31, 1847 

Color Black, White & Blue 

Flower Red Carnation 

Theta Delta Chi, The schools first Fraternity is 
proud to be in its twentieth year here with VCU. 
Our diverse brotherhood is very visible and in- 
volved in school activities and organizations. 
0AX gather at 1013 West Franklin Street and 
enjoy traditions such as Newgate Prison Bar 
thursday nights, the annual keg run to benefit 
Ronald McDonald House, and the ever popular 
Halloween-Founders Day Bash. 

With a little effort maybe 
she will come in. photo 
by Scott Ifaugh 

nothing like a little VCU 
spirit for the basketball 
team, photo by Alyssa 

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bottom to top: Patrick Dugan, Larry Cluff, Eric Polito, Tommy Mullen, David Harlow, 
Harlan Mason, Scott Adams, Bruce Evatt, Abbas Aflattooni, John Bozicevic, Jimmy 
Wambach, Anthony Mehford, Steven Skinner III, Ted Polito, Paul Smith, Scott Slagle, 
Joseph Sapko, Ferron Powell, Duncun Sheils, Paul Kelley, Danny Riveria, John Mores, Kit 
Kidd photo by Alyssa Czamecki 


Kappa Delta Rho 

Founded Middlebury College 

May 17, 1905 

Colors Middlebury Blue 

Princeton Orange 

Flower Red Rose 

Philanthropy American Heart Assoc. 

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Pi Kappa Phi 

Founded College of Charleston, SC. 

Colors Gold, White, & Blue 

Flower Red Rose 

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bottom to top; John Roberts, Darryl Bareford, Tommy 
Moore, Richard Stoneman, nogood Hogan, Gary 
Bateman, Dirty Face, Sow Hudak, Zach Swartz, Raymond 
Luca, Dave Teacher, A.J., James Shelton, Lumpy Mc- 
Claning, Paul Gill, Brian Davis, Scott Qanz, Alex Friel, Will 
Smith , Rick Wilmer photo by Alyssa Czameckl 

Sigma Tau Qamma 

Founded Warrensburg Missouri 

Febmary 20, 1920 

Color Blue 6f White 

Flower White Rose 

Philanthropy Amnesty International 

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Sigma Phi Epsilion 

Founded Richmond College 

novemberl, 1901 

Color Purple 8f Red 

Flower Violets 6f Roses 

S^E has been the largest national fraternity on 
the VCU campus since fall 1988. S$E also par- 
ticipates in a Big Brother Organization, Raffle for 
the Homeless, and American Lung Association 
representatives in 1989. 

photo by Mark Becker 



Friends show the enthu- 
siastic brotherhood of 
TE$. photo by Alyssa 

bottom to top: Scott Collins, Carlyle Wilmore, William Pitts, Michael 
Jotmson, Paul Qooden, Don Meadows, Michael L,ee, Robert Stanley, 
Michael Hamm, Charles Tranz, Richard Gentry photo by Alyssa 

Tau Epsilon Phi 

Founded Columbia U. of rJY 

October 10, 1910 

Colors Lavender 6e White 

Flowers Violets dc 


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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 

Founded Howard University 

January 9, 1914 

Color Royal, Blue and Pure White 

Flower White Carnation 

From the moment of its official inception Phi 
Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. has sought to return 
something of value to the community from 
which it resides. In a real sense the motto of $BS 
Fratemity "Culture for Service and Service for 
Humanity " is a daily guidepost by which each 
Sigma man must measure hilmself. Our mem- 
bers see themselves as trustees of skills, abil- 
ities, ideas and time, and as vehicles through 
which positive change can be acliieved. 

bottom to top: Lyle Jones, Derwin Hayes, Keven Weston, Eric Smith, 
Malcolm Holmes (graduate advisor), Battinto Batts, Terry Brown, Jamie 
Foster, L,arry Brown photo by Alyssa Czamecki 

"Proud by Choice" in 
their fraternal organiza- 
tion and more! photo by 
Mark Becker 

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Phi Omicron Fsi 

Founded Virginia Commonwealth 

University, February 14, 1986 

Colors Ebony fit Jade 

Mascot Black Panther 

Sid Taylor, Lee Taylor Jr, James 
Durodola, Patrick Piggott, Clinton 
Rogers, Anthony Jones, Craig 
Suiter photo by Alyssa 

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Being in a Greek organ- 
ization one maizes many 
friends to last a life time. 

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Sorority sisters wait for 
the ball to be served. 
photo by Alyssa 

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ternity played a winning 
game against their oppo- 

A huddle to prepare for 
the winning play, photo 
by Alyssa Czarnecki 

Groups involved: Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha 
Sigma Alpha, Phi Mu, Zeta Delta Pi, Kappa 
Delta Rho, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Phi, 
Theta Delta Chi, Gamma Psi, and Sigma 
Phi Epsilon. 

GREEKS / 239 

Talent Show 



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Theta Delta Chi won sec- 
ond place singing 
Taking Care Of Qreek 

Phi Kappa Phi took third 
place with their re- 
enactment of the Blues 
Brothers while singing 
"I'm a Qreek Man ". 
photos by Alyssa 




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The pyramid event was 
harder then most expect- 


Phi Mu sisters catch their 
breath after the three 
legged race. 

Climbing up the pyramid of 
fraternity brothers can be 
fun as long as your on the 
top. photo by Alyssa 

Over all winners of the Greek Olympics 
were: Zeta Delta Pi and Kappa Delta Rho. 
The events of the day were: Dizzy Lizzy, 
Wheel Barrel Race, Pyramid, Tug of War, 
Charriot Races, and the Three Legged 

AOn took second place 
of the sororities. 

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step show 

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Talent of a significant kind! 

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The Step Show is fun for 
the dancers to perform 
and the audience to 

Fraternity brothers show 
strong emotions in their 

Alpha Phi Alpha brother 
"Steps out" to the audi- 
ence, photos by Alyssa 

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To share in a common 

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'r'Jhf/ "Chdfs" \s known as "The Village" and is stiii a fiau. for VCU /y'i^-^'A\''t)y'^J''7^ 
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Adam, Mkhek. 
Anderson, Denita 
Ashworth, Lynn 

Baker, Yokmda 

Bottfe, MedaiHon 

Becker, Mark 

"I'd rmfter you not take ow pic- 
ture " pdoto 6^ Alyssa 

250 / CLASSE6 

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CLASS 1 990 

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Gregory, Demetris 

Grindstc^, Chris 

Uaddon, Cheryl 

Harris, Keiiy 

Hayes, Roslyn 

Heckei, Jonathan 

Heckstall, Trino 

Hiidebeidei, Kevin 

Hoffner, Chriswpher 

Hoybrum, Deanna 

Ives, Rosemary 

Jacobs, Ronctte 

Johnson, Keliy 

Jones, Misty 

Joyner, Storiette 

Khan, Mofuimmad 

Kim, Lee 

Kim, Sang-Min 

Kittton, Catherine 

Knight, C(eo 

Passing by the iihrary one meets 
many friends, photo by Scott 

252 / CLASSES 

Rristiansen, Jofoi 
Lee, Mee 
Longky, Adda 
Lynch, Valeric 
Major, Rfl^fv 

Martin, Heatfter 
Ma5sen6erg, Sfiaron 
McMuflort, Patricia 
McTighc, James 
Meyers, Mkheik 

Venders outside the libnny can. bt 
a pCeaiem bnai. to a (bng nf- 
temoon in tfe Himay. photo by 
Scott Hough 

Miflier, Corofyn 
Milne, EfizoBetfi. 
Miirpfty, Kcven 
Nasft, 5tacie 
Niliw, KoruM 

Obradovic, Bi^ana. 
Oft, Jin-A(i 
Peckens, Pauf 
Peterson, Frederick 
Ritfings, 5c<Jtt 

CLASSES / 253 

Bjsbens, John 

BdOkowskij Cheryl 

Savoyt, Helen 

Sextton, Christine 

Spinner, Corinne 

Now lets go out to a party and 
meet some guys, pfioto by 
Matty Abemathy 

Stefanowkz, Christine. 

Stevens, Tonya 

Suiistyanto, Arifin 

Surfer, Angeia 
Taylor, Eva 

Tfuirston, Marietoe 

Woft Kimberiey 

Waiiace, Kutherine 

Waiter, Cyntfiia 

West, Kevin 

White, Tina 

Wilson, Patiitk 

Wright, Christofher 

Yim, Gene 

Young, Jonie 


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Acevexfo, ]ohn 
AgeC; Samantha 
A^onf, Eric 
Anderson, Matthew 
Andrews, Brian 


Co Tfie Cabeil library (own is a nice 

p(oce to meet am{ discuss class 

Bagaia, Evelyn 
Baker, Cfiristine 
Bcdderrama, Anre 
BdeS; ReBecca 
Barksdaie, Monica 

Barnard, WiSiam 
Barry, Kotfterine 
Baun, Mario 
Bayrer, Cftristina 
Beasiey, Hubert 

Beiiard, Cftristopfier 
Bender, Michael 
Ber6eS; Caribs 
Benyman, Daniel 
Bishop, Danielia 

CLAS5E5 / 255 

Bisset, Dcmid 

B(air, Timothy 

Bianchard, Don 

Blond, Herbert 

Bianding, Tawtxna 

BfooTti, Ron 

Btoxutt, Sabrina 

Boknhojf, David 

Bracken, Matthew 

Brar[d, Amy 

Brewer, Kobert 

Bunting, Sarah 

Busarg, Daniei 

Byrnes, Lisa 

Cady, Roymotuf 

Carter, David 

Cfuistoforatos, Maria 

Combs, Aretha 

Conner, Michael 

Crawford, Greg 

Cresdmanno, Amy 

CriveSo, Keffy 

Cummings, Simone 

Dancew, Lisa 

Dormer, Jennifer 

256 / CLASSES 


Lazy day on. the Commons grass 
linnking a Pepsi and studying for 
doss, photo by Scott Hou^lt 

Day, Kenneth 
DtiM, Dana 
Dick, Hillary Lfye. 
Diti5tro, Joftn 
Doori; Ro6ert 

Doan, Tium 
Dodson, Branson 
Ettstimm, Vanessa 
Ecktnrode, Hextther 
Edwards, Amanda 

Edwards, Angela 
Epperson, Trocey 
Evans, Kerry 
Eyring, Jeffrey 
Farreii, Donna 

Figgers, Feiida 
Flowers, Chaxks 
For6es, Lori 
Frazier, Michael 
Froman, Kimberiy 

Ganz, Scott 
Gibbs, Carol 
Gibbs, Zena 
Giks, Harold 
Ginter, Tonya 

CLASSES / 257 

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"Heck-yea I'm jifunogtnic!" pho- 
to by Mar(ene Thurston 

258 / CLASSES 


Ht«£son, Chades 
Hughes, Laura 
Ivey, Chmcttta 
Ivcy, Laura 
Janes, Ingrkf 

Janeen, Antftony 
Jones, MicfioeC 
Jon£S, Regis 
Jones, Tiffany 
Koto, Bonnie 

Ke%, De66ie 
Koncftesfey, Tatinna 
Kronitmis, Brian 
Kuyon, Patricia 
Lee, Kevin 

Leiter, Jennifer 
Loving, Lewis 
Lowry, Boyd 
Luckeydoo, Amy 
Lynch, Angeh. 

Mcgetic, Eugene 
Marshaii, Liizabeth 
Mattfiews, Jamie 
Mayer, Wenrfy 
McCafie, Kevin 

McCain, Tony 
McCune, Heaxher 
McDowet Kristin 
MeCton, Franfe 
Meraiith, RoByn 

Metis, Susan 

MHatn, Mdinda 

Miiier, Pamela 

Mingo, Todd 

Miuheii, Tracey 

MontkeSi, Matthew 

Morton, Cknstofher 

Movsasucoshviiy, Andrei 

Neixns, Shawna 

NelJson, Paula 

Huckois, Candice. 

Nuc&ob, Todd 

Okn, haunt 

OCive, Eric 

VaqadxMxi, Pamcia 

PaiauTO, Tonja 

Parker, Bemita 

Pa5tiva, Patridfl 

Payne, LUzabeth 

Petty, Tiffany 

PFuffips, Oliver 

Pftiffips, Wiffie 

PQmt, Michek. 

Pouwfs, MicfioeT 

Poweft Taja 

Pratt, Jennifer 

Rirnisey, Keit/i 

Reed, Lois 

Reei, Walter 

Reeves, Kimberiy 


260 / CLASSES 

who said you aniti put this put 
this picture in the yembook! pfto- 
to by Matty Abemathy 

Oniy two fiouT porfein^ on Frank- 
Gn. photo by Marlene T(iur- 

CLASSES / 261 


Stone., BJionda 

Swanhovt, Stacy 

Tay(or, Jeanette. 

Ttackey, Davwf 

Tetky, Donna 

Thomas, Staczy 
Tfiompson, Sheiia 

Twumasi, Kwadwo 
Van Fossen, Lisa 

Wasfdn^n, Vandz 

Wdions, Jo fin 

W(dte., Becky 

Wfee, Cotfterine 

Wfxite, Jennifer 

Whiteford, Mary 

Wfatehead, Tara 

Wftitt, Ro6in 

WiSiams, Meiody 

Wilson, RncheSe. 

Winters, Eiaine 

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Wist, Tammy 
Wood^, Pad 
Woody, Jessica 


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22nd annual commencement 
by speaker Clifton R. Whar- 
ton, Jr., Ph.D. Wharton, who 
has been president and chief 
executive officer of Teachers 
Insurance and Annuity Asso- 
ciation of America and the 
College Retirement Equities 
Fund, struck a chord with the 
graduating class by mention- 
ing that his speech was timed 
to be exactly 13 minutes long, 
and for many, this would 
probably be their last college 
lecture. After getting them 
pumped up he slid into his 
lecture about how taxes were 
getting a bad rap. He encour- 
aged students to think of it as 
"life and taxes" as opposed to 
"death and taxes." 

Following the commence- 
ment speech, the Wayne 
Medal was awarded to Rhoda 

Class of 1 990 

At nine o'clock the park- 
ing lots around the col- 
iseum started to fill. Stu- 
dents could be seen happily 
entering the lower Leigh 
Street entrance of the colise- 
um, sporting their caps and 
gowns. At twenty minutes to 
ten, students began to arrange 
themselves in order according 
to school, degree and last 
name. Finally 10:00 arrived. 
Students were lead into the 
coliseum and the noise level 
escalated. From the stands 
parents could view the sea of 
graduates and read the var- 
ious signs and designs that 
some students displayed on 
their caps, such as "Thank 
you Mom and Dad" or a 
smiley face constructed from 
day-glow tape. After the 
noise died down, the ceremo- 
ny began. 

"Life and taxes" was the 
message received by the grad- 
uating class of 1990 at the 

R. Thalhimer and Charles G. 
Thalhimer for their long and 
outstanding support of the 

Next was the Presidential 
Medallion honoring Wyatt S. 
Beazley m, M.D., William W. 
Berry, J. Stewart Bryan III, 
Wallace Stettinius, and James 
C. Wheat, Jr. for their support. 

Finally the moment arrived 
for the conferring of degrees. 
Cheers filled the coliseum as 
tassels were shifted. For many 
it may not end here. Some 
may go on to graduate school, 
some to jobs, and others per- 
haps will spend a week in 
Florida to relax. But whatever 
the case may be, a lot of hard 
work has been accomplished, 
and the many memories of 
VCU will last a lifetime. 

by Paul Luton 

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Abedng, Christie. 54 

Abede., Lisa 221 

Abemathy, Matty . . . 150, 151, 
154, 155, 254, 261, 263 

Actvedo, John 255 

Adorn, Michek 250 

Adams, Mkhek 250 

Adcms, Scott 230 

Aiatnson, Nontw 224 

Ai&ins, Gixmy 177 

A/lottooni, Abbas 230 

Agee, Samamha 255 

Agee, Siaczy 152, 153 

AitKondex, Ronnie 195 

ACfoni;, Eric 148, 255 

Anderson, Denita 250 

Anderson, Mauhew 255 

Anderson, Shawna 179 

Andrews, Brian 255 

Andrews, Ryan 160 

Andrews, Sandra 220 

Andryshak, MicheSt . . 138, 139, 

141, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149, 

150, 152, 153, 155, 165, 171, 

296, 298 

Ardaga, A&nira 226 

Armer, Natosfiya 221 

Armstrong, Sfiannette 184 

Armstrong, Yon 158 

AmoCf, Afisa 226 

AmoM, Michek 226 

Asai, Nancy 194 

As6ury, C(ay 176 

Ashwonh, Lyrm 250 

Austin, Terry 53 


Bacon, Lionet 148, 149 

Baqaia, EveTyn 255 

Bafeer, CFtristine 255 

Ba^, Toldnda 250 

Boldia, Matt 182 

BalHerroma, Anre 255 

Bales, Rebecca 255 

Bailhnf, Lisa 182 

Bonnister, Coiken 155 

Bannister, Debbie. 17 

Bareford, Dorryt 232 

Barksdak, Monica 255 

Bomard, WiflSam 255 

Barnes, Bah 226 

Barnes, Tonya 226 

Bony, Katfterine 255 

Bosileus, Vaknaa 225 

BaxcMor, Donnie 227 

Bateman, Gary 232 

Batte, Sandra 289 

Bottle, Medoffion 250 

Baun, Mario 220, 255 

Bayrer, Cfiristina 255 

Beasley, Hubert 255 

Becfeer, Cfiris 227 

Becker, Mark ... 7, 8, 9, 48, 88, 

89, 91, 126, 191, 192, 193, 

198, 200, 203, 233, 235, 250, 

276, 296 

Be<ier, Mary Betii 221 

Bexier, Tina 222 

Beftrendson, Javier 158 

Bed; Coacfi 160 

Belt Lisa 251 

Beflant Cliristopfier 255 

Bender, MidtoeT 255 

Benson, Davii 175, 183 

Ber6es, Caribs 255 

Berty, De6oraft. 251 

Berryftift Bruce 54, 55 

Berryman, Daniel 255 

Bess, Vickk 222 

Biflington, PftyC 184 

Bifyeu, Larufon 131 

Biron, RoGini 251 

Bisfiop, Danielld 255 

Bissett, Daniel 256 

Blair, Marc 225 

Btair, Timotfty 256 

BGjncfiord, Dan 256 

B&md:, Herbert 256 

Blonding, Tawana 256 

B(em, Karen 140 

Bioom, Ron 256 

Blount, SoBrina 256 

Bibwe, Lisa 219 

Blimieris, Davii 158 

Boa^ Ed: 229 

Boardman, David 160 

Bohnhoff, David 256 

Bo(os, Miciiele . . 201, 208, 214, 

Bootiie, Tommy 157 

Borden, Derefe 148 

Borg, CheryC 173 

Botorog", Bramfi 155 

Bozicevic, Jofin 230, 251 

282 Indent 



Bracken, Matthew 256 

Brandt, Denyio 174 

Branch, Horace. 1S4 

Brand, Amy 256 

Brajcton, PhySis 138, 162 

Brayton, Betsy 226 

Bresko, Cftristopfier 229 

Brewer, R£i6ert 256 

Brochngton, Ron 179 

Brooke, Jay 66 

Brooks, Sherri 2ZZ 

Brower, Chris 148 

Brown, Carolyn 225 

Brown, Kelly 138 

Brown, Larry 235 

Brown, Terry .... 201, 215, 235 

Bryant, Kimberiy 179 

Bunting, Sarah 256 

BuTik, Heather 152, 162 

Bums, Jufie 226 

BuTTUss, Jeff 30 

BurvveH; BrEndii 224 

Busang, Dardei 256 

Busfeey, Deborah 195 

Button, Debbie 226 

Buttorff, DanieSe 220 

Byrnes, Lisa 256 


Cody, Raymond 256 

Caidwei[, Denise 117 

CaOahan, Rebecca 251 

Camp, Niely 182 

CampbeS, Sfiaron 251 

Campteii, Beth 195 

Capicchiord, Lisa 144 

CarCstrom, Dori 194 

Carolina, Fadma 222, 251 

CaroseSa, Cathieen 251 

Carter, Davii 256 

Casey, Trida 226 

Castro, Franfe 251 

Chambers, Cherise 289 

Cfiristian, Afison 184, 219 

CfiristijfoTotos, Maria 256 

CidreJE, 5usan 176 

Clews, Lacey 162 

Cfifton, RflByn 152 

Cbiff, Larry 141, 162, 230 

Cobeiand, Colieen 146 

CogftiH Donna 251 

Cofien, Janna 220 

Cote, Sara 195 

Coleman, Judith 251 

Cotes, Afida 251 

Coflins, 5cott 234 

Comfis, Aretlia 256 

Comer, Heather 201, 208 

Conner, Michael 256 

Conner, 5taccy 177 

Connolly, Erin 226 

Conwoy, Isftnmil 190, 202 

Cooper, Patty 50 

Cooper, Susan 226 

Cooper, Wanda 179 

Copeland, Colleen 147 

Couglifin, Paige 220 

CraCknell Daniella 175, 183 

Craven, Macon 183, 251 

Crawford, Elisabeth ... 55, 102, 

103, 106, 296, 297, 301, 302, 


Crawfonf, Greg 256 

Creey, 5usan 226 

Cresdnumno, Amy .... 226, 256 

Crivello, Kelly 256 

Crosby, Rob 173 

Cross, Richard 174 

Crump, Mona 222 

Crump, Reginaif EflSs 55 

Crumpacker, Cynthia 182 

Cummings, 5imone 256 

Czamecii, Afyssa . . 5, 8, 11, 44, 

48, 151, 185, 220, 222, 223, 

227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 

234, 235, 236, 238, 239, 241, 

242, 243, 244, 245, 250, 251, 

274, 279, 296 


Dancew, Lisa 256 

Danner, Jennifer 256 

Dosse, Joanna 221 

Datson, Sheree 226 

Dougherty, Nancy . . 27, 28, 36, 

42, 75, 178, 182, 183, 202, 

251, 275, 277, 279, 299 

Davis, Brian 232 

Davis, Ed 229 

Davis, Erica 184 

Davis, Joan 177 

Davis, Joni 251 

Davis, Mary 179 

Dawson, Kit 58, 59 

Dawson, Mike 182 

Day, Kenneth 257 

Dedc, Lori 251 

Deen, Anne 226 

DeiW; Dona 257 

Delgado, Chrisu 51 

Demuny, Carolyn 221 

Dew6eny, Werufy 221 

Dick, Hillary 176, 257 

Dicfeerson, Atme 251 

Dierfees, Cftip 51 

Diiistro, Joftn 257 

DiMaria, Chrissy 221 

Dip, Linda 220 

Director, Eric 251 

Dhff, Coney 221 

Doan, Robert 257 

Doan, Tuan 257 

Dodson, Bronson 257 

Donneffy, Laura 182 

Dowdell, Melissa 221 

Downie, Don 182 

Doyle, Anne 226 

Dragum, Charlie 156 

Dugan, Patrick 230 

DuTO(£o(a, James 236 


Eaxiy, Taylor 229 

Eastitam, Vonessa 257 

Eoston, Erin 226 

E66ert, Tracy 87 

Ebhardt, Nina 221 

Eck, Billy 158 

Eckenrode, Heather .... 138, 257 

Ecfeere, Jocfe 227 

Edwards, Amania .... 195, 257 

Edwards, Angela 257 

Edwards, Clinton 251 

Egcm, 5cott 158 

Eilier, Micah 54 

Effiott, Betft 226 

Efliott, Gregg 33 

EflJott, Pammy 195 

Effis, Mi^ 148 

Edison, Lorraine . . 152, 153, 162 

Epperson, Trocey 257 

Evans, Kcny 257 

Evatt, Bruce 230, 251 

Everett, Heien 289 

Everett, Hefen 221 

Eyring, Jeffery 257 


Tanell, Donna 257 

Fenyes Jr., Tifior 229 

Figgers, Felicia 257 

Flores, Giffiert 227 

Flowers, Charles 257 

Fogelman, Lori 221 

FoT6es, Lori 257 

Ford, Frank 148 

Indejc 283 

j.-vl^-S '■* -fr U-^i-H-U-ri-'i 

Foster, Jamie 235 

Foster, Moribwe 158 

FowCet, Benitec 219 

Fox, Trade 184 

Franz, Chades 234 

Frazier, Mkfmd 257 

Freas, Jams 138, 162 

Fridkieton, Jean 220 

Friet Afce 232 

Fritz, Kim 220 

Froman, Kimfierfy 257 

Fiy, Rebecca 175, 183 


Gale, RflcfteT 162 

Ganz, Scott 232, 257 

Gamer, Dewoyne 148 

Gartner, Kaieigh 221 

Gavner, Lee 227 

Gentry, Feficia 222 

Gentry, Ricfiard 234 

Gi66s, Caroi 257 

Gi66s, Zena 257 

Giles, HaroGf 257 

Gift Pad 232 

Giffls, Ramona 219 

Ginter, Tonya 257 

Gisiner, Kirfe 182 

Gitte^nati, Craig 258 

Giiteiman, Sormi 85 

Giasgoul, James 184 

Godbey, Gregory 258 

Gotdberg, Barney 179 

Goodoit Vernon 251 

Goode, Lisa 226 

Gooden, Paul 234 

Goodwin, 5fi«mon 258 

Gorman, David^ 258 

GraAam, Denton 258 

Grant, Mifee 160, 162, 163 

Gray, Tangic 225 

Gray, Wendy 194 

Green, CftcryC 183 

Greenfierg, Andrea 251 

Greer, Joan 220 

Gregory, Demetris 252 

Grindstaf, Cfiris 252 

GroepC Jofiatina 80 

Gnmdy, Riefwrd 258 

Guertin, Betfi 226 


Haddon, Chayi 252 

Hogon, Maria 221 

Hairston, Levera 152 

Haft Kttthken 35 

Haft Lisa 258 

Hamilton, MicheSe 258 

Hamm, Michael 234 

Hammei, Brace 130 

Hammonft Geof 227 

Hancock MicftaeT 229 

Handy, Mary 258 

Harding, Janice 289 

Haribw, David 230 

Haribw, Heather 152 

Harmon, A. J 220 

Homer, Jason 51 

HarreU, Re6ecca 174 

Harris, Cfiris 227 

Harris, Keiiy 252 

Harris, Lotesfiia 258 

Harrison, Bo66y 214 

Harrison, 5ara 289 

Harvey, Tyrone 258 

Haugft, Scott ... 13, 15, 17, 34, 

35, 40, 41, 43, 46, 49, 68, 69, 

93, 143, 210, 211, 212, 213, 

218, 221, 227, 229, 252, 253, 

257, 258, 262, 275, 276, 277, 

278, 296, 299 

Haverionft Bjinda 174 

Hawfeins, Paige 138, 162 

Hawver, Ginger 179 

Hayes, Derwin 184, 235 

Hayes, RosCyn 219, 252 

HecfeeC Jonathan 252 

Heeistaft Trina 252 

Hedberg, Steve 229 

Heiiig, 5fiaron 138 

HelMson, Hoffy 174 

Heniricfo, Keitfi 258 

Henian, Martin 148, 149 

Herrmann, Cheryl Lynn .... 221 

Herscft Mary Betit 138 

Hiidebeidel, Kevin 252 

Hift Sftavia 258 

Hiftiard, Kim 226 

Himfley, Campbell 227 

Hirsfi, Dee Dee 49 

Hoc^e, MicMe 175, 183 

Hot£ges, Mary 152 

Hoffner, Cfiristopfkr 252 

Holbrook, Scott 229 

HoOand; Lisa 221, 258 

Hottey, De&ra 258 

Hofley, James 258 

HoCman, Annette 258 

HoOnes, Jadide 177 

Ho&nes, Malcolm 235 

Hoppin, Trina 226 

Homfiarger, Gino 258 

Horton, Kristin 138 

Howefls, Ursula 258 

Hoy&nan, Deanna 252 

Hudaie, Cfiaries 258 

HvMe, Craig 258 

Hudson, Cftorles 259 

Hugftes, Craig 201 

Hugfies, Laura 259 

Hwrdeibrmk, Fmily 220 


Inabinet, Sam 182 

Ipsen, Kem 59 

Ir6yjr, Ro6ert 225 

Isaac, Sheri 152 

Ives, Rosemary 252 

Ivey, Cheneata 259 

Ivey, Loura 259 


Jac£son, Dawn 221 

Jacobs, Ronette 252 

Janeen, Anthony 259 

Janes, Ingrid^ 259 

Jeneen, Ant/tony 259 

JenHns, 5am: 201, 215 

Jofinson, Chadene 179 

Jofinson, Jacguelyn 66, 83 

Jofuison, Kefty 252 

Jofinson, Lawrence 148 

Jofinson, Lucretia 179 

Jofinson, Micfiaet 234 

Jofinson, Monixjue 222 

Jofinson, Susan 138 

Jofmston, Jeffrey 227 

Jones, Adeia 222 

Jones, Antftony 236 

284 Index 

Jones, Dtnise. 220 

Jon£5, Kri5tic 226 

Jones, Lyic 235 

Jones, Lynm 51 

Jones, Lynnette 225 

Jones, Mkhaei 259 

Jones, Misty 252 

Jones, Regis 259 

Jones, Tiffany 259 

Jones, Vonda 184 

Jorgcnsen, Je^" 160 

Josepfi, Vaurette 225 

Joyce, Tommy 160 

Joyner, Storiette 252 

Judd, Sarah 221 


Koto, Bonnie 259 

Kcfioe, Kefley 162 

Kefley, PouT 230 

Kelley, Valerie 225 

Keiiy, De66ie 259 

Khaiaf, Samer 229 

Khan, Mohammad 252 

Kidd, Tony 152 

Kim, Kitai 177 

Kim, Lee 252 

Kim, Sang-Min 252 

King, 5ftelion 227 

Kinton, Catfterine 252 

Ki:fy, Ro6 229 

Knigftt, Cfileo 219 

Knigflt, C(to 252 

Kondiesfey, Taaana 259 

Kmutter, Kathy 201 

Kristiansen, Jofin 253 

Kronimus, Brian 259 

Kuesfenr, Brian 229 

Rusfeowsfei, Mary 146, 162 

Kuyon, Patricia 259 


Laine, Anne 195 

Lam, Nini 162 

Lam6, Lisa 176 

Laraia, Katliy . . 42, 61, 65, 70, 

78, 79, 82, 83, 86, 87, 135, 

196, 211, 266, 267, 268, 270, 

273, 278, 282, 290 

Latimer, Hope 225 

Law, DeBm 219 

Lee, Keith 176 

Lee, Kevin 259 

Lee, Mandy 83 

Lee, Mee 253 

Lee, Mkhad 234 

Lthnann, Brent 59 

Lei/er, CaroC 209 

Leiter, Jennifer 259 

Lepard, Jufie 195 

Lewentowifz, Jim 162 

Lewis, Elarafer 148, 149 

Lin^ Helen 76, 80, 81, 95, 

127, 129, 132, 133, 134, 206, 

Littfe, Kim 221 

Liu, Feng 64 

Livefy, John 179, 180, 181, 

290, 296 

Lokr, Jon 229 

Longfey, Alicia 253 

Lopez, Nelson 50 

Lotuaco, Cynthia 221 

Loving, Lewis 259 

Loving, 5cott 172, 173 

Lovitt, Meiody 179 

Lowry, Boyd .... 4, 10, 13, 14, 
21, 22, 61, 66, 97, 98, 101, 
102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 109, 
111, 112, 124, 125, 127, 128, 
129, 135, 259, 266, 267, 268, 
269, 271, 272, 273, 281, 296, 
297, 298, 302 

Li«:a, Raymond 232 

Lucas, Teresa 152 

Litckeydoo, Amy 259 

Index 285 

Luton, Paul 267, 299, 304 

Lynch, Attgelii 259 

Lynch, Diana 194 

Lynch, Valerie 253 

Lyons, BruCget 138 


Macejka, Edward 229 

Maddox, Kim 226 

Majetic, Eugene 259 

Major, Raiph 253 

Majors, Sandra 219 

MaOardi, Gina 155 

Manke, Robin 162 

Motm, Jennifer 220 

Marchetd, Lianne 174, 226 

MarCin, Evan 227 

Marshaii, Edzabeth 259 

Martin, Heather 253 

Mason, Horian 230 

MossenBerg, 5fiaron 253 

Matftews, Jamie 259 

Maxweia, Chis 39, 65 

Mayer, Wendy 259 

Mayhail, Sheiii 201 

Maynes, MicheSe. 221 

McCa6e, Kevin 259 

McCain, Tony 259 

McCaruie., McGregor 172 

McCortliy, 5araft 226 

McCouIey, Ronnie 138 

McCliining, Lumpy 232 

McCreary, Jacqtjeilne 144 

McCune, Heather 259 

MdDonougft, Chaiiiss 43 

McDowet Kri5ten 259 

McMuIIan, Patrida 253 

McRoe, Margt 201 

McTigfte, James 253 

Mead, Kristen 226 

MeadoT, Anne 226 

Meadows, Don 234 

Mehford, Anthony 230 

Me£ton, Frank 259 

Me£ton, Jennifer 152 

Mercaio, Suze 226 

Meredith, Robyn 259 

Merrift Kathy 226 

Metts, Susan 260 

Meyer, Kris 144, 162 

Meyers, Micheik 253 

Mickens, Randal 176 

Milom, Me&nda 260 

Milhno, Donna 144 

Miifmusen, Marianne 226 

Miller, Carolyn 253 

Mifler, Pamela 260 

Miller, Ro6in 144 

Miller, Vic^ 220 

MiflsBac^ Tfxeresa 226 

Mdne, EdzaBeth 253 

Minga, Todxf 260 

Mvtcheii, Denise 222 

Mitcheii, Tracey 260 

Modemj), Betli 152 

MonticelE, Matthew 260 

Moon, Regina 224 

Moore, Tommy 232 

Mores, Jofin 230 

Morton, Cfvristopfter 260 

Mousostieosfivify, Amfrei . . . 260 

Mullen, Rosaleen 226 

MuHen, Tommy 230 

Muller, RflBin 152 

MullJns, Midiael 229 

Mumfori Maii 201 

Munnikhuysen, Kristin 220 

Munton, Cliristopfier 92 

Murpfty, Keven 253 

Murray, Pete 229 


Nash, Stade 253 

Nefter, Linia 226 

Nefrns, 5fuiwna 260 

Netson, Kristen 226 

Nelson, Pauk 260 

Niemann, Kirsten 182 

Niles, Ronaif 253 

Nucko(s, Candice 260 

Nucko(s, Todd 260 

O'DeH Amy 138 

Obemberger, Anton 229 

OBrodbvie, Bi^ana 253 

Oh, Jin-Ah 64, 253 

Oien, Lourie 260 

Otive, Erie 182, 260 

Ortega, Wania 138 

286 Index 

,4 •'^*^^^*^"^*'»-*^»',V 


Paqaduan, Pomelo. 260 

Pakmro, Torqa 260 

Ponneft Lisa 221 

Pomvono, Paige 226 

Porfeer, Bemita 260 

Porrisfi, Diana 26 

Poitivo, Patricia 260 

Patterson, Cofvin 201 

Patterson, Kefli 159 

Payne, Ltizabeth 260 

Payne, Ron 152 

Peay, Tiffany 260 

Peckens, Pad 253 

Perfeini, Ansky 220 

Peterson, Danieik 144 

Peterson, TTtdaidk 253 

Pfiififs, Dawne 226 

Pfiifllps, Jennifer 220 

PfuIIJfs, Oliver 260 

PMips, Wiflic 260 

Piggott, Patrick 236 

Pittmann, Am5er 221 

Pitts, Wifliam 234 

Ptont, MicAele 260 

Pletdi, 5teve 227 

Pogorzelsfei, Grace. 179 

Potito, Eric 230 

PoCito, Ted 230 

PooCer, 5tepfianie 130 

Porter, Adam 175, 183 

Potter, Deone 221 

Potmf£s, Micftael 176, 260 

Poweft Perron 230 

Powefl, Tojo 260 

Poweft Veronica 222 

PoweCson, Deneon ... 138, 162, 

Powers, MeGonie 226 

Prott, Jennifer 260 

Prevette, Roven 195 

Price, Doug 157 

Prince, MaHb 152 

Pritcftett, Marty 225 

Provo, Joltn 176 

Puzon, Ramon 227 

Quici, Cfais 160 


Ramsey, KeitA 260 

Ramtiuin, Karen 162 

Rauner, Megan 138 

Raven, Julie 226 

Rowings, Edwe 222 

Ray, Jeff 38 

Reddish, Bobby 148 

Reimoruf, Audxtna 195 

Reei, De66ie 146, 162 

Reei, Kefley 226 

Reei, Lois 260 

Reei, Waiter 260 

Reeves, Kimbaiy 260 

Reixi; Juiia 154 

Bxideibach, Frances 182 

Refiford, Kfltora 148 

RicJiardson, Meiaxde 226 

Riiings, 5ajtt 253 

Riveria, Donny 230 

R£>6erts, Jofin 232, 254 

Robertson, George 261 

Ro6ins, Raymoni 177 

RoBinson, 5fiarowia 184 

Kock, Kristin 226 

Roescft, Lesley 261 

Rogers, CCinton 236 

Rogers, Tomaro 289 

RolEns, Eric 57 

Rose, Sharon 222 

Rottfeomp, Teny 226 

Rucfer, Brian 34, 35, 176, 

178, 199, 276, 296, 298 

Rwfley, Afyce 194 

Rusft, Valerie 226 

Rutii, Don 50 

Kutkowski, Cheryi 254 

Ryan, Margaret 183 

Ryder, Ma,ic 66, 67 


Soger, ]eff 176 

Softfin, De66ie 221 

Solero, Cftristie 220 

Sands, Lesfie 194 

Sapko, Josepft 230 

Index 287 

Sapp, Courtney 261 

Sanmn, David 162 

Son-ay, John . . 50, 77, 78, 126, 

Saiaukrs, Katky 220 

Saunders, Tony 261 

Savoye, Heien 254 

Saymey, Samer 65 

Scarbrough, Beth 1S3 

Scheiin, Meiissa 226 

Sdmetzka, Staoey 226 

Sdhrandt, Gina 175, 183 

Schwartz, Kay Lhot 54 

Sdbek, Jennifer 261 

Scott, Karen 261 

5am, Sfmron 219 

Sam, Tracy 179 

Scruggs, Horace 148 

Saas, Autumn 144 

Seaion, Cfimtine 254 

Seiiand, Nkofe 221 

Sequin, Kotfty 220 

Semak, Sue 152 

Settle, Kristk 261 

Sewani Aimee . . 159, 162, 163 

Sfiarma, Joe 158 

Sfunpe, Tracy 261 

Sharrar, Katie 226 

Shaw, Karen 221 

Sfietis, Dunam 230 

Sfielton, James 232 

SfiepftcrcC Cindy 162 

Shepherd, Javnifer 144 

Sherod, Edmund 152 

Shotwed, Samamha 221 

Shuman, Gretchen 201 

Shxaiand, Simone 261 

Sfiusfeey, Lisa ZZ6 

Sierra, Kowena 261 

Simmons, Jon 261 

Siifeit, Ti_0'any 261 

Sfeifia, Micfeie 221 

Skinmr, Steve ... 172, 215, 230 

Siagk, Scott 230 

Sloan, Wiflkm 261 

STnails, MoTJOTie 184, 222 

Smiley, Antonio 261 

Smitft, Charies 177 

Smitfi, Eric 235 

Smitft, Hocfiong 261 

Smitft, James A. ... 30, 39, 81, 
124, 132, 133 

Smitft, Keffy 226 

Smitft, Kevin 182 

Smitft, Matt 84 

Smitft, Paid 230 

Smitft, Sonny 148, 149 

Smitft, Tiffony 183 

Smitft, Tywan 

Smitft, Wiil 

Smitft, William 

Snyder, Anne 

Solar, Jeannie 

SpeoAman, Cftristina 

Spencer, Beth 155, 

Spinner, Corinne . . 254, 296, 

Spitz, Joan 

Stacy, JOTvis 

Stanliey, MicftaeT 

Stanley, Mi^ 

Stanley, Ro6ert 

Starfeey, C.J 

Stauffer, Keily 

Stalker, Pat 

Stefanowicz, Cftristine 

Stevens, Tonya 

Stevens, W. Ken 156, 


Stilvi-elJC Micftaef 

Stimis, Joftn 

Stone, Jonnie . . . 144, 162, 

Stone, Rftondii 

Stonenum, Ricftonf 

Stowe, Mike 

Strange, Saniro 

Street, Aimee 

StroBCe, Darnell 

Suiter, Croi^ 

Sufistyanto, Ariji.n 



. 6 

pfuno fry Boyd A. Lov.'ry 

288 Index 

Sullivan, Joe 229 

Surfer, Angeia 254 

Swanhout, Stacy 262 

Swanz, Sherrie. 226 

Swaru, ZmcK 232 

Sweemy, Siepfuade. 220 


Tay(oT, Eva 254 

Taybr, Everett 229 

TayioT, Jeanette 262 

Tay(oT, Jeunifer 138 

Taylor, Sid 236 

Taylor, 5teve 209; 214 

Taylor ]r, Lee 236 

Teacher, Dave 232 

Teachey, David 262 

Teachy, David 262 

Tessier, Matthew 140 

Tetky, Donna 262 

Thanington, Chcaks 229 

Thomas, Chris 162 

Thomas, Laura 176 

Thomas, Stacey 262 

Tftompfeins, Derefe 148 

Thompson, Sheik Z6Z 

Threadgdi, Maria 226 

Thurston, Mariene .... 35; 184; 

187; 189; 224; 254; 258; 261; 

263; 283 

Toler, Claire 221 

TotEveT; Mefiisa 222 

Totttver; Tasha. 172 

Toman, Tracy 220 

Tran; Chi 144 

Trumble, Robert 134 

Tsuchiya, Ron 147 

Tubman, Sharon 221 

Tuiiy, Molly 220 

Turner, David 58 

Turner, Stad 221 

Twi/ont Amy 220 

Twvmasi Kwadwo 262 

Tyler, Sam 229 

Tyson, 5teve 158 


Udan, StepFuinie 226 

Uftfe; Craig 148 


Van Fossen, Lisa 262 

Varady, Krista 138; 139 

Vashee, Daisfum 195 

Vickers, Tracy 179 

Vlasis, Chris 162, 163 

VoorfieeS; Mami 138 


WaddeS, David 179 

Wail, Kim6eriey 254 

Wallace, Katfterinc 254 

Waker, Cyntfm 254 

Wakon, Vem 229 

Wamfiacft, Jimmy 230 

Wammocfe, Eric 158 

Wan^; Amy 221 

Ward, Kim 289 

Wargo, Matt 182 

WameT; Jon 152 

Wosfiington, Vowle 262 

Watts, Preston 227 

Webb, lAdk. 148 

Weber, Lynne 226 

Weinfeld, Rodxelk 226 

Weinstcin, Mira 176 

Weinstein, 5a>tt 148 

Weldon, Cad 148 

Weflbns, Jofin 262 

West, Kevin 254 

Weston, Keven 235 

Whakn, John 229 

Whitt, Becky 262 

Seven of th£ eighteen comestoms for the Miss Richmond Pageant were VCU students this year. Seated are Cherise Chambers, Helen Everett and Sara Hormon. Standing are 
Sandra Batte, Tamara Rogers, Kim Ward ami Janice Han&tg. 

Inde^ 289 

Wfiite, Ccttfminc 262 

Wfute., Jetmi/er 262 

Wfutt, Kcmvy 201, 214 

Wfute; Tina 254 

Wfutcfojxt Mary 262 

Wftitefiemt, Tom 26Z 

Wfu^ord, AiHsyn 226 

Whitky, Brian 148 

Whkson, Amy 226 

Wfutt, Robin 262 

Wiifiebn, Mitch 222 

WHiiams, Adntnnt 13S 

WiiHams, Diane 152, 162 

WtliGams, Jason 229 

Wiiiiams,]eff .. 177,193,194; 
195, 213, 220, 224 

WiSiams, Meat 162 

WiiHams, Meiody 262 

Wiihams, Sharon 183 

Wiffiams; 5fiarran .... 175; 220 

Wiflkmson, Kristtd 221 

Wiimer, Bdck 232 

Wiimore, Ccaiyle. 234 

Wifcon, Patrick. 254 

Witon, Rflcfiefle 262 

Wilson, Vince 148 

Winter, Jennifer 144 

Winters, E(aine 262 

Wise, Tommy 263 

Wo[k, Paige 221 

Wood, Jerry 160, 161 

Woodii^, Pout 263 

Woody, Jessica 263 

Wren, Susan 226 

Wrenn, Mary 226 

Wrigkt, Ashky 226 

Wngkt, Cliriitopfier 254 

Wrigkt, Jina 263 


Yim, Gene 254 

Yovng, Ingrii 176 

Young, Jonie 254 

Young, Jofm 227 

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back row; Boyd A. Lowry, Editor in Chief, John Lively, photographer, Brian Rucker, photographer, front row; Elisabeth Crawford, Editor/Proofreader, Michelle 
Andryshak, Sports Editor, Scott Haugh, photographer, Coriime Spinner, Organizations Editor, photo by yearbook staff 

Mark Becker, photogra- 
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Greeks Editor, photo by 
Scott Haugh 

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A familiar pose, Elisabeth 
Crawford sitting behind 
the computer for countless 
hours typing and proof- 
reading 90% of the copy in 
this book, photo by Boyd 
A. Lowry 

A persistent group of students! 

Boyd A. Lowry, Editor in 
Chief, putting the hours in 
to complete the Rampages. 
photo by Elisabeth 

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Brian Rucker, photogra- 

Michelle Andryshak and 
Corinne Spinner, Section 



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A few of the members who 
made a unique difference 



Nancy Daugherty whose 
self-reliance and leader- 
ship inspired a portion of 
this book, photo by Paul 

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These are a few of the hard 

working members that have 

contributed to the Rampages, 

They should be proud to 
have donated their time to a 
tradition worth maintaining. 

The Yearbook Staff 
Old and New 

CLOSING / 301 

Editor's Note 

This has certainly been the most unusual summer 
in my life. The long hours spent in our small 
office room making layouts and typing text will 
be hard to forget. However, this book would never 
have been possible without the help of the Rampages 
staff. The highest honor must go to Elisabeth who 
stood by me through the three long summer months. 
Next, to the three editors whose requests I have tried 
to accommodate for in their sections with my limited 
artistic ability. Lastly, to the staff during the year for 
putting up with my occasional insensitivity. Their 
input and efforts, no matter how small, have been an 

There is so much to achieve at VCU. In a diverse 
campus situated in the heart of Richmond, one can 
only reach for a few of its opportunities. I may have 
grasped at one too many of these opportunities, yet 
that will not make me any less determined. This year- 
book is more than a photo album or a record to those 
who contributed to its success. It is a symbol of their 
achievement that a few may truly respect. 

Boyd A. Lowry 
Editor in Chief 





Boyd A. Lowry Editor in Chief 

Michelle And^shak Sports Editor 

Alyssa Czamecki Greek Editor 

Corinne Spinner Organizations Editor 
Elisabeth Crawford Editor/Proofreader 

Scott Haugh 
Mark Becker 
Kathy Laraia 
Eric Rollins 
Brian Rucker 
John Lively 
Jeff Williams 
Micah Eiler 

Marlene Thurston 
Nancy Daugherty 
Michael Frazier 
Jamie Mathews 
Laura Mayer 
Pamela Miller 
Matty Abemathy 

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iKathy Laraia I" 
John Sarvay 
Helen Link 
James A. Smith 

Michele Bolos 


Gwen Eatherton 

Henrietta Fox 

MaChere Dickerson 

Kurt Keppler 

Diana Parrish 

Ishmail Conway 

Kathy Krautter 

WUma Wert 

Stephanie Pooler 

Chip Dierkes 

Student Media Commission 

Dan McDonald 
Ernest Mooney 
Stewart Kessler 

CLOSING / 303 

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